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May Web Series Highlight Friends in Virginia and Partners in the Dominican Republic

This month's installments of Episcopal Relief & Development's two popular web series, Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development and the Power of Partnerships, are now available online.

May's Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development article focuses on the work of a dedicated group of Sunday school students at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia. These children have held fundraising dinners to benefit both Episcopal Relief & Development's program partnership NetsforLife and the agency's Haiti earthquake recovery work. Their efforts have not only helped raised funds and awareness in their communities about the issues facing communities in need around the world.

The work of community health promoters in the Dominican Republic is the focus of this month's Power of Partnerships. In the community of San Pedro de Macoris, Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with Clinica Esperanza y Caridad (Hope and Charity Clinic) to teach health promoters the skills they need to improve overall health in their communities. Juana, an enthusiastic 11-year-old, has joined in their effort and is serving as the clinic's "littlest promoter."

To learn more about Episcopal Relief & Development's programs or make a contribution, visit www.er-d.org, or call 1.800.344.7626 ext.5129. Contributions can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO 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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