Flooding in West Pittston and surrounding areas as the result of storms in 2011
resulted in interest in a way for regional
Episcopal Churches to respond in times of need.

Two blocks from Trinity 9-9-11 Muddy mess 9-9-11 

Warren St. 9-8-11

cleanup begins 9-9-11 20110913083341

Sign from an old Episcopal Church campaign becomes inspiration for the new ministry.


Many volunteer hours went into preparing for future disasters.

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When Superstorm Sandy threatened much of the East Coast in October, 2012, diocesan volunteers–including many members of the diaconate training classes, responded to an emergency call for help to prepare emergency shelter.


17-Erica Kline cleans pews as shelter partitions before Hurricane Sandy             16-volunteers clean tables for use in feeding program


Though the storm caused damage in the area, thankfully it was not
severe enough to require emergency shelter.

 ERD storm photo

WPittston Cemetery Hurricane Sandy 10-30-12

 Since then, episcopalRELIEFnepa has taken the lead for a number of flood relief projects,
including painting and repairs to flooded homes and assisting residents
who wanted to move out of the flood plain that expanded with the 2011 storms.
Many of these projects brought out community and ecumenical partners to work
with members of regional Episcopal Churches to help our neighbors.


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July 2013….The Diocese of Bethlehem Middle School Mission Trip came to the area
to do relief work in the West Pittston flood zone.


Mission trip grass Mission trip FR. TimMission trip teamwork Mission Trip Water prayer 7-10-13Mission Trip Blocks 7-10-13 Mission Trip Yard work 7-10-13Group Shot--O'Connells

  Serene Susquehanna
The Susquehanna River…the way we like to see it.

This is only the beginning of the story…click on the additional photo page links above to see more
of the mission and ministry of episcopalRELIEFnepa.