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Episcopal Relief and Development Launches Appeal in aftermath of September 11 Disaster

2001-248-2
9/13/2001
[Episcopal News Service]  Episcopal Relief and Development is responding to the horrific acts on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 which killed and injured thousands in New York and Washington, DC.

'We are profoundly saddened by this tragedy which has devastated the American people,' said Sandra Swan, Executive Director. 'As we watch the horror unfold, our faith calls us respond to the needs of families and countless others who have been touched and permanently changed by this tragedy.'

Episcopal Relief and Development is providing food and drink for 24 hour teams involved in the search and rescue operation. In the next several days and beyond, ERD will offer trauma and grief counseling for those affected.

ERD is currently assisting local dioceses in the affected areas and will continue to support the relief effort in the upcoming days and weeks as needs are identified.

Episcopal Relief and Development's programs are made possible by contributions from individuals and from churches and dioceses throughout the Episcopal Church. Its programs of emergency relief, rehabilitation, and long-term development are geared to strengthen local communities in the United States and around the world.

Contributions for this effort can be sent to Episcopal Relief and Development:

Episcopal Relief and Development
c/o September 11 Disaster
Box 12043, Newark, NJ 07101

For additional information, please visit www.er-d.org or contact us at (800) 334-7626 ext.5129.