[Episcopal Diocese of New York — Press Release] From the moment Sandy made landfall in New Jersey, the Diocese of New York has been privileged to partner with Episcopal Relief & Development through each stage of this disaster. From assistance in the immediate aftermath to guidance and tangible help in setting up our structures for long-term recovery, the diocese has been fortunate to be able to rely on our partner for all manner of help.
As a deepening of this partnership between the diocese and Episcopal Relief & Development, we are very pleased to announce that Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting our long-term recovery efforts on Staten Island and lower Manhattan with an extremely generous grant of $250,000.
This grant will be used primarily to support our work on Staten Island as part of the recovery effort there. It will provide for building materials, our Staten Island Coordinator, Interns, various tools and materials, and support of the Soup in the Hood feeding program.The grant will enable us, as a diocese, to continue to be a part of the coordinated recovery effort on Staten Island, and we are deeply grateful to Episcopal Relief & Development for their support of our work. In particular, we would like to thank Katie Mears, Director, US Disaster Programs, for her ongoing and constant support, care, and unfailing good cheer when asked for help. We could not be more pleased to partner with Episcopal Relief and Development in this endeavor.