Partnership Brings Relief to Fire Victims

Partnership Brings Relief to Fire Victims

by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is partnering with Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) to assist Northern California communities suffering due to fires. Financial support from ERD brings additional resources to the local level, expanding the ministry of our congregations. With these donations, we will help provide increased bilingual communication resources, pastoral care and increased support for ministry outreach initiatives, such as local food closets and thrift stores.

Katie Mears, Director of US Disaster Preparedness and Response for Episcopal Relief & Development, has been assisting our diocese with outreach to lay and clergy leaders working on the ground near the fires, and assessing the needs in these areas. Elaine Clements, Diocesan Disaster Coordinator for The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and a member of Episcopal Relief & Development's Partners in Response Team, has contacted clergy and lay leaders from each congregation working in evacuation centers and high-risk areas. Elaine is an experienced disaster coordinator who has worked on relief efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina for the last 10 years.

“The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California has been a strong supporter of Episcopal Relief & Development for a long time," shares Bishop Barry Beisner. "We have celebrated its wonderful worldwide work. Now, in our time of need, we have become the beneficiaries of that work. We now see ERD's legendary effectiveness first-hand. This assistance enables us to respond with more effective compassion and generosity. ERD equips our prayers for action, and we are deeply grateful.”

An outpouring of support, prayers and funds are being showered on our diocese from across the state, country and the world. We are so grateful.

This recovery will take a long time. To continue to contribute to these efforts, please consider a donation to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund or to Episcopal Relief & Development.


To donate to the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund, please make checks payable to:

Episcopal Diocese of Northern California or EDNC

Important: Please include "Bishop’s Discretionary Fund - Fire" in the memo line

Please Mail Checks To:

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
c/o Accounts Receivable
350 University Avenue, Suite 280
Sacramento, CA 95825


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