Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida to provide food relief to people affected by Hurricane Ian, which caused extensive damage in Florida at the end of September.
Hurricane Ian, a Category 4 storm, killed 109 people and caused an estimated $60 billion in property damage. Two million people were displaced by the hurricane and the widespread flooding and damage made it difficult for people to access basic needs like clean water and food.
The Diocese of Central Florida, with Episcopal Relief & Development’s support, is meeting the need for increased demand for food among people displaced by the hurricane. In addition, they will also be working with their neighboring dioceses to store and distribute supplies as needed.
“The Diocese of Central Florida has an extensive network of church and community partners dating back to hurricanes Irma and Maria,” said Tamara Plummer, Program Officer, US Disaster Program, Episcopal Relief & Development. “These relationships and experience aiding displaced persons have allowed them to reach those hardest hit by the storm immediately and remain present in the weeks and months to come.”
Please continue to pray for everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Ian. Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development’s Hurricane Relief Fund will provide additional emergency relief in communities impacted by storms such as Ian.
For over 80 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.