Haiti Disaster Relief & Response from Grace Street
My Dear People,
As I trust you have heard by now, there were a series of devastating earthquakes in Haiti yesterday. There are reports that the capital of Port-au-Prince has been destroyed. Please join me in offering prayers for the people of Haiti. Following is one prayer that you might offer, adapted with permission from a prayer by the Rev. Chip Stokes of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Delray Beach, FL:
This Sunday, we will also take up a special offering that will be sent to the Haiti Relief Fund of Episcopal Relief and Development, the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States. In the meantime, you can send checks directly to St. Paul's Episcopal Church (815 East Grace Street) with a note in the memo section that says "Haiti Relief Fund."
St. Paul's Episcopal Church has also established a disaster relief fund and from that fund we will match whatever offerings are made in response to this call, so that your $25 donation will equal $50.
As further plans develop, we will coordinate our efforts with the Diocese of Virginia and Episcopal Relief and Development.
Let us pray for relief and for hope.
Your brother in Christ,