RESPONDING TO HURRICANE FLORENCE  Episcopal Relief & Development is working with partners to provide critical support for the most vulnerable communities affected by Hurricane Florence. On Friday, September 14, Hurricane Florence made landfall. More than 35 inches of rain fell in parts of North Carolina. Major flooding continues throughout the Carolinas and southern Virginia. In North Carolina, local officials believe tens of thousands of homes have been damaged so far, with weeks of challenges on the horizon. We are responding in a variety of ways. For example, our partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina, the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina and the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, to provide emergency assistance to migrant and seasonal farmworkers including water, food, cleaning supplies, hygiene kits, clothing and transportation to safe locations in two counties in eastern North Carolina. “The waters are still rising and assessments are limited due to safety concerns,” continued Mears. “We will continue working together with church partners to serve and care for affected communities in the weeks and months ahead.Please continue to pray for those impacted by Hurricane Florence. Donations to the Hurricane Relief Fund will help Episcopal Relief & Development respond to this crisis.  All gifts are tax-deductible Please make checks payable to Episcopal Relief & Development. Mail to P.O. Box 7058 Merrifield VA 22116-7058. You can also contribute online to our Hurricane Relief Fund at

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