Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief & Development


The Rev. Donna Jean Kiessling
Mr. Joseph Cascio


Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) works with Church partners and other local organizations to save lives and transform communities worldwide.  We rebuild after disasters and empower people to create lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease. Working in close to 40 countries, our programs impact the lives of approximately 3 million people around the world. ERD’s mandate is taken from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25.  All of Episcopal Relief & Development’s international development programs work toward achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015.  We use the MDGs as benchmarks to evaluate our progress.

Episcopal relief and development has four major program areas:

  1. Alleviate Hunger and Improve Food Supply  
  2. Create Economic Opportunities and Strengthen Communities 
  3. Promote Health and Fight Disease 
  4. Respond to Disasters and Rebuild Communities 

To learn more about the specific kinds of work, visit www.episcopalrelief.org

The Diocese of Delaware supports Episcopal Relief and Development through individual donations, church partnership programs and fundraising, and Bishop’s Mission Fund contributions, especially in times of natural disaster or refugee crises. Our diocese does not currently have an Episcopal Relief and Development coordinator; if you are interested in supporting Episcopal Relief and Development’s work and mission in Delaware, please contact the Bishop’s Office,  302-256-0374.

Website:  http://www.episcopalrelief.org/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/EpiscopalRelief
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalRelief


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