When catastrophe strikes, Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners in the United States and worldwide respond to disasters and help to rebuild communities. ERD provides emergency assistance and expertise and helps establish local response.
Working with the Diocese of Texas, ERD empowers communities to meet local needs after natural disasters, to deliver critical basics such as food, water and other necessities during emergencies. ERD remains present long after a crisis is over to help the community heal, recover and rebuild.
ERD also trains local partners and community members so they are better able to serve and care for at-risk populations during a disaster. They work with dioceses in the Untied States to develop preparedness and response programs. Learn more here and here.