NAES is in the process of attempting to contact Episcopal school leaders in the areas affected by Hurricane Ike for information about their status and needs. Power still out for over 1.5 million or customers in Texas and thousands are without drinking water. News services are relating that Galveston (home to Trinity Episcopal Church and School) has sustained substantial structural damage and has no electrical power. As we are able to collect news about affected Episcopal schools and their sponsoring entities, we shall post it to the NAES website homepage.
The websites of Episcopal News Service and the Episcopal Church dioceses in the hurricane zone are also providing information about the situation in their areas in the wake of Ike:
- Episcopal Diocese of Texas
- Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana
- Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana
- Episcopal Diocese of Haiti
Episcopal Relief & Development, the Episcopal Church’s relief and development agency, is collecting funds to support recovery efforts in the impacted areas. Information about how to donate is avilable on the organization’s website.