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Episcopal Relief and Development - HQ

Organization: Faith-based, Non-Profit, Disaster Relief
Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Open

Address:
815 Second Avenue

New York, NY 10017

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Main/General Business Number: (800) 334-7626, ext. 5129
Website: http://www.er-d.org/

Hours: Mon - Fri, 9:00-5:00






This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary

Notes:

Episcopal Relief & Development Reaches Out to Partners in Hurricane's Path

November 20, 2012

Eight deacons from the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey gathered at the diocesan center in Trenton on November 19 to learn how to facilitate FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration) disaster assistance registration. The training was held by members of Episcopal Relief & Development’s US Disaster Program and Partners in Response team as part of the organization’s response to Hurricane Sandy.

December 31 is the deadline for registering with FEMA. Individuals in impacted areas should first check the published disaster declarations to see if their county is eligible for federal assistance. Once eligibility is established, residents should register with FEMA before December 31 in order to be able to apply for assistance as it becomes available.

“FEMA registration is fairly straightforward, but getting people to jump into the process can be a challenge” said Dave Baylor, Diocesan Disaster Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia and member of the Partners in Response team. “Some people just need encouragement, but others need assistance filling out the forms or getting their materials organized ahead of time. This is where deacons and parish volunteers can really be of help.”

Deacons from around the diocese were encouraged to identify and recruit volunteers from their congregations who could accompany people through application processes for disaster assistance funds, including from FEMA, insurance agencies and others.

The FEMA registration assistance training session in New Jersey came at the end of a week-long visit by members of the Partners in Response team to areas that were impacted by Sandy. Episcopal Relief & Development is also working with the Episcopal dioceses of New York, Long Island, Newark and Connecticut. In addition, the agency continues to support its Church partners in the Caribbean as they distribute water, food and supplies for home reconstruction.

The immediate relief phase of the response is now winding down, but the need for local volunteers, cleaning supplies, construction materials, furniture and appliances will continue well into the recovery phase. Please support these efforts by contributing to the Hurricane Sandy Response Fund, which will ensure that help reaches where it is most needed.

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Created At: Tue Jan 30 02:20:03 -0700 2007
Updated At: Wed Nov 21 06:31:24 -0700 2012
Updated By: LTel


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