The New Northeast

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Kudos to Episcopal Relief & Development

ERD Final LogoEpiscopalians can be proud of our relief and development organization, Episcopal Relief & Development, which was named this month, along with Doctors Without Borders, as one of the two top-rated charities working in international relief by Consumer Reports.

Episcopal Relief & Development is also listed as a four-star organization (top rating) at Charity Navigator, a service which evaluates charities financial health, accountability, and transparency.

Our Church’s worldwide presence enables us to work alongside local leaders and community members who are best equipped to identify and address the most urgent needs.

In 2010, Episcopal Relief & Development reached more than 3 million people in over 40 countries around the world.

Rather than imposing “one size fits all” solutions, Episcopal Relief & Development supports unique local, long-term initiatives that address poverty, hunger, disease, economic development and disaster response.

Our partnership with the worldwide Church creates opportunities to serve communities in some of the most remote areas of the world, as well as in urban environments where extreme poverty persists.

In many of these places, the Church is often one of the few institutions people trust and turn to for help. Episcopal Relief & Development leverages existing Church relationships to reach those whose need is greatest. – from the “What We Do” page at www.er-d.org.

At this time of year, support Episcopal Relief & Development by offering gifts for friends and loved once from the “Gifts for Life” catalog at www.er-d.org/GiftsForLife.

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