Episcopal Diocese of Albany Responds to Devastating Storms with Prayer and Financial Support
In response to the deadly line of severe tornadoes that spread across several states this past weekend, leaders in the Episcopal Diocese of Albany began to prayerfully consider how the diocese could assist in caring for those effected. In addition to fervent prayers being lifted on behalf of the storm victims, the Trustees of the diocese voted to immediately send a contribution of $10,000 to Episcopal Relief & Development to assist in their efforts to minister to those devastated by the storm. According to the ERD Facebook page, “The storms created over 50 tornadoes, including one with a 200-mile long path through Kentucky.” Tragically, many people lost their lives in these terrible storms in addition to the widespread damage to homes and businesses.
Some of the hardest hit areas were in western Kentucky. On Saturday, December 11th the Diocese of Kentucky posted on Facebook, “As we continue getting updates from around the diocese, we want to thank you for the incredible outpouring of support from around the church—our neighboring dioceses and dioceses around the country, and caring people from literally around the world have been in touch.” Recognizing the needs of those effected will go on for a long time to come, the Diocese of Albany encourages everyone in the diocese to continue praying for those who were in the path of these storms and consider making a financial contribution towards relief efforts.
Through January 15, 2022 the diocese will be collecting donations which will be given to Episcopal Relief & Development, in addition to the $10,000 already sent. Please send your contributions to Episcopal Diocese of Albany, 580 Burton Road, Greenwich, NY 12834. In the memo line write, “Tornado relief”. You may also contribute online by clicking here.
If you prefer you may also donate directly to Episcopal Relief and Development.