Hurricane Harvey

Who to Contact 

The Rev. Stacy Stringer - Director of Hurricane Recovery
The Ven. Russ Oechsel - Disaster Relief Coordinator
Jonathan Blaker - Church Insurance/Claims
The Rev. Canon Joann Saylors  - Congregational Needs and Ministry
The Rev. Canon Carol Petty - Wellness and Care

Episcopal Relief & Development

When catastrophe strikes, Episcopal Relief & Development and its partners in the United States and worldwide respond to disasters and help to rebuild communities. ERD provides emergency assistance and expertise and helps establish local response.

Working with the Diocese of Texas, ERD empowers communities to meet local needs after natural disasters, to deliver critical basics such as food, water and other necessities during emergencies. ERD remains present long after a crisis is over to help the community heal, recover and rebuild.

ERD also trains local partners and community members so they are better able to serve and care for at-risk populations during a disaster. They work with dioceses in the Untied States to develop preparedness and response programs. Learn more here and here.

For updates on the recovery efforts by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, click here

Find out about Post-Hurricane Wellness for Clergy