History of Episcopal Relief & Development

Investing in a Better Future

For three-quarters of a century, Episcopal Relief & Development (formerly the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief) has been heeding the call of Matthew 25: to feed the hungry, provide clean water for the thirsty, welcome the stranger and care for the sick.;xNLx;;xNLx;Today, Episcopal Relief & Development works with more than 3 million people in nearly 40 countries each year, transforming lives and strengthening communities. ;xNLx;Together, we have achieved amazing things. Working with Anglican and ecumenical partners on the ground, Episcopal Relief & Development empowers people to lift themselves up out of poverty, recover from disasters and build better futures for their families.;xNLx;;xNLx;We invite you to celebrate these triumphs and invest with us in a thriving future. This interactive timeline provides a portal into our shared history. Please explore and share this beautiful history of partnerships and communities working together to heal a hurting world.;xNLx;;xNLx;www.episcopalrelief.org/75

1938-03-01 00:00:00

Committee for German Refugees Established

1938-03-01 00:00:00

Henry St. George Tucker Takes Office as the 19th Presiding Bishop

"When we think there was no room at the inn for him who came to minister to man's pain and suffering, then surely we do not wish to deny the suffering millions of mankind today the ministry, which only the church can give. "

1939-09-01 00:00:00

World War II Begins

1940-03-01 00:00:00

Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief (The PB Fund) Established

1940-06-09 16:02:04

PB Fund Expands

1943-03-01 00:00:00

PB Fund Approved to Make Appeals in Own Name

1945-09-02 00:00:00

World War II Ends

1946-03-01 00:00:00

Henry Knox Sherrill Takes Office as the 20th Presiding Bishop

"The hungry have ben fed; the naked have been clothed; the sick have been healed; prisoners have been visited; the homeless have been resettled, and the Church of Christ has been strengthened."

1946-04-01 00:00:00

Presiding Bishop Henry Knox Sherrill champions the PB Fund

1951-03-01 00:00:00

Hurricane Charlie

History of Episcopal Relief & Development

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