Recent unprecedented fires have devastated communities in California, most notably the Camp Fire in Northern California, and the fires in and around Los Angeles. NAES has received inquiries about how schools and churches have fared, and how Episcopal schools might help devastated families and communities.
Episcopal schools and churches fared well. Some churches in and around the Camp Fire area, along with other community organizations, are being used to provide relief. Read more in this story from Episcopal News Service.
Both the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California and the Diocese of Los Angeles have established disaster relief funds. As Serena Beeks, Executive Director of the Commission on Schools in the Diocese of Los Angeles, wrote in her November 19 newsletter:
So many of you in our diocese and across the state have been struggling with a horrendous fire season. We pray that the efforts of firefighters and other responders and the possibility of a little seasonal rain will bring this destructive and deadly time to an end. The Diocese of Los Angeles and the Diocese of Northern California have set up special funds to help under-resourced people and families to recover.
Ways to Help
- To donate to the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California disaster relief, please click here, or make checks out to EDNC with “Disaster Relief” in the memo line. Mail your check to the address below.
The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
350 University Avenue, Suite 280
Sacramento, CA 95825
- In Los Angeles, donations to the diocesan Fire and Mudslide Relief Fund may be made online here. Priority is placed on disbursement of aid to the region’s low-income and otherwise most vulnerable who might not otherwise receive relief amid the disaster.