ERD...Answering Calls for Help Worldwide


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From: Jen Gulberg Smith <jsmith@cortechsolutions.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: May Holy Cross newsletter
To: Beth Carter <bjwcarter3@gmail.com>
Cc: Rose Marie Brinton <redrotary1@gmail.com>, Dora Alcon <doraalcon@verizon.net>, Andy Atkinson <andyatkinson2@me.com>


Hi Beth.  Below is my article for May.  I was in Houston during the storm (the scariest storm I think I've ever been through).  Many parts of the city are just devastated and there are so many people that have lost everything.  It's a very sad situation.  I am so happy that ERD is helping out there!As always, thanks for getting the info out.
Jen
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MAY 2016

Episcopal Relief & Development and the Sustainable Development Goals

 

RESPONDING TO FLOODS IN TEXAS AND EARTHQUAKES IN ECUADOR AND JAPAN – From Press Release, 4/21/16

 

NEW YORK – Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting local church partners in Texas, Ecuador and Japan as they respond to recent disasters. Throughout, local churches are reaching out in their communities to assess needs and accompany people as they cope with the immediate aftermath of the emergency. In addition to pastoral care, churches are also providing temporary housing assistance and emergency supplies such as food, water, fuel and other site-specific needs.

 

In Texas, as much as 20 inches of rain fell overnight on April 17-18 in northern and northwestern parts of Harris County, affecting the city of Houston and surrounding areas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of emergency in Harris and eight other counties in response to this event, which has killed eight people, flooded more than 1,100 homes and caused upwards of $5 billion in damage

 

Full press release:  http://www.episcopalrelief.org/press-and-resources/press-releases/2016-press-releases/episcopal-relief-and-development-supports-response-to-floods-in-texas-and-earthquakes-in-ecuador-and-japan

 

Peace,

Jen Gulberg Smith

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