This year our Lenten Alms will be donated
to Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD). ERD established in 1940, works in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Middle East, to provide humanitarian assistance. Since 2000 ERD emphasizes its disaster relief work, including in the USA and programmatic focus on integrated community development; reaching more than 2.3 million people directly through their programs.
This program approach is based on an integrated model that addresses poverty, hunger, disaster, and disease. Working with Anglican and ecumenical partners, ERD collaborates with local communities, around the world, as they find solutions to help people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. This approach is rooted in working with communities over time to leverage their own resources and expertise for sustainable growth.