No doubt by now you have heard about the devastating earthquake in Haiti, where it is estimated that as many as 100,000 people are dead. The human scale of this tragedy is truly mind boggling.
The Episcopal Church has a very large presence in Haiti, which is numerically the largest diocese of the Episcopal Church, with dozens of churches and schools.
We have heard sketchy reports that the cathedral in Haiti was destroyed, along with many churches and schools; the bishop's wife is injured; the Roman Catholic bishop apparently was killed. A number of Episcopal Church workers are reported missing.
Episcopal Relief and Development is responding to the disaster, and has issued an urgent appeal for for funds. Our relief agency is well-positioned in Haiti to offer immediate help.
I would ask that you give what you can. You can do so by clicking HERE. And please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers.