Who We Are

      Inspired by one church’s response to a flood that devastated a number of Northeastern Pennsylvania communities in September of 2011, episcopalRELIEFnepa is a mobile ministry ready to respond to disasters large and small across our region. From that first response to West Pittston and surrounding towns in the aftermath of the floods to families affected by fires, the mission of this ministry is to be ready to respond with tools, supplies, manpower, and other resources when a disaster strikes.

Because community is at the heart of our ministry, episcopalRELIEFnepa also hosts meals from time to time to allow our neighbors to come together, share their stories and learn about resources that may help them with some of life’s more personal disasters such as unemployment or prolonged illness.


Disaster Relief & Community Resiliency Prayer

God of love and hope, you have called us to serve you in ministering to those affected by
the storms and trials of this world.  Grant us courage to persevere through the challenges
of this task, grace to bring your healing and hope to the suffering and afflicted, and sincere
and faithful hearts to share the good news that you are always near.  Grant this through your
Son, Jesus Christ, who calms the wind, stills the waves, and brings peace in the midst of storms.

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