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August Edition: Episcopal Relief & Development Monthly Web Series

The latest installments in the Episcopal Relief & Development The Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web series are now online. These two series focus on Episcopal Relief & Development’s global program partners and supporters, highlighting their essential contributions to the agency’s disaster relief and sustainable development efforts worldwide. This month’s Power of Partnerships story features the Church of Bangladesh and its outreach arm, the Church of Bangladesh Social Development Program (CBSDP). The CBSDP supports the Thanarbaid Clinic—the only health service accessible to low-income residents in the impoverished Madhupur subdistrict. Innovative health outreach is resulting in safer births and healthier children, as well as fewer instances of waterborne disease.

A fourth-grade Sunday school class in Arlington, Virginia, discovered chocolate chips can save lives. The newest Episcopal Relief & Development article describes how the energetic kids at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church held a cookie sale to benefit the NetsforLife® anti-malaria program partnership. Their inspiring story shows that caring people of all ages can make a difference.

For more information or to read other stories from the online series, visit The Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development.

To learn about and support Episcopal Relief &Development, please visit or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to: Episcopal Relief & Development, P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. As an independent 501(c) (3) organization, Episcopal Relief & Development takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Together with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners, Episcopal Relief & Development strengthens communities today to meet tomorrow’s challenges. We rebuild after disasters and empower people by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.

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