By now you have heard the devastating effects Hurricane Matthew has had on several Caribbean nations. Episcopal Church-affiliated organizations and networks continue to assess damage and respond to emergency needs. As of October 9, in Haiti alone, more than 1.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and over 61,000 people are in temporary shelters. Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is supporting church partners and displaced families sheltering in Petit Trou de Nippes, Miragoane, Torbeck and Le Pretre, Les Cayes, Jeremie, and Leogane and providing emergency relief for food, water, and shelter support needs.
Due to the generosity of this parish and our commitment to stewardship and outreach, Grace Church is making a contribution of $5,000 to ERD to aid Haiti during this difficult time. Please consider this as you are discerning your personal pledge this year. We are in the position to help with immediate crises such as this because of the gifts you give to this parish.
If you would like to contribute individually please do so at www.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-matthew-response. You may also write a check to Grace and specify “ERD Hurricane Matthew Haiti” in the memo line. For further information see the ERD website.
Please pray for communities affected by Hurricane Matthew, for the people in need and for the families and friends of those who lost their lives.
ERD Representative, Grace Church Outreach Committee