The fires in California and hurricanes in the South East have been devastating in loss of life, homes, businesses, and natural habitat. All of these communities will have a long road to recovery. Please consider adding them to your prayers and to your gift list along with the local communities you support.
- Give to the Diocese of Northern California, which is where a fire devastated 130,000 acres raging into several communities and burning down the entire city of Paradise: http://bit.ly/2FkaNmM (select Disaster Relief Fund).
- Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, and rich and poor living in Malibu are all located within the Diocese of Los Angeles. More than 97,000 acres have burned within its boundaries. As if the fires are not enough, frequently in burned areas, rainfall later in the year can cause devastating mudslides. You can give to the Diocesan Fire and Mudslide Fund here: https://www.edlagives.org/.
- In the Diocese of North Carolina, Hurricanes Florence and Michael swamped communities with unrelenting wind, rain and flooding. Donations are accepted at the diocese’s Hurricane Florence and Michael page: https://dionc.org/hurricane-florence.html.
- Hurricane Michael ravaged communities in several Florida counties, and demolished Mexico Beach. Hurricane Relief donations can be made at the Hurricane Relief Hub on the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast’s website: https://www.diocgc.org/.
- You can set-up a monthly donation to Episcopal Relief and Development’s US Disaster Response http://bit.ly/2FmpF3M