Disaster Preparedness and Response

Disaster Preparedness and Response

Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program is our partner in building resilient communities and preparing for disasters in the United States. Working with The Episcopal Church across the country, Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) helps dioceses prepare their congregations, and offers support during times of fire, flood, earthquakes, hurricanes and other serious circumstances that can affect the communities where we live, work and worship.

As Christians, we are called to serve the vulnerable in our communities. In a disaster, our vulnerabilities are laid bare before us and our call to serve becomes clearly present. 

Our method of disaster preparedness is based on the tenets of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD). A thorough preparedness process can transform the way we do ministry, even if a catastrophe never befalls our community. Learn more about ABCD on The Episcopal Church website here

For more resources from ERD on disasters, click here.

Stay informed in a disaster: 

Additional Disaster Preparedness Resources: