2012 ERD Contributions

2012 ERD Contributions




125 Porterfield Creek Dr.
Cloverdale, CA 95425
February 5, 2013

The Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner
Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
350 University Avenue, Suite 280
Sacramento, CA 95825


Dear Bishop Beisner:

I just received the report of contributions to Episcopal Relief & Development for 2012. The total is $107,271.58. The amount for the 4th quarter of 2012 was $58,692.48, which is over half of our yearly total. This reflects the widespread support of the Gifts for Life during the holiday season, no doubt enhanced by the matching funds for donations in November and December. Thank you for letting me make the announcement of the matching funds at our diocesan convention; I distributed all of the Gifts for Life catalogs that I brought.
The outreach in our diocese, under your leadership is cause for rejoicing. This past year, not only did we raise funds for the Haiti rebuilding project, but sustained generosity for the work of Episcopal Relief & Development.

Interestingly enough, I received this report on the day that the reading in the Bible Challenge (which I am finding interesting and, indeed challenging) was Chapter 25; which includes the mandate for Episcopal Relief & Development in verses 35-40.

As our diocese prepares for Lent, and recognizes Episcopal Relief & Development on the first Sunday of Lent (or another designated Sunday) that the work done by the Episcopal Church in caring “for the least of these our brethren” will continue to be a priority among our congregations.

I look forward to continuing to work as your Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development.

Yours in Christ,

Jane Snibbe

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