Flood relief fund raisers for Alaska

According to Juneau Empire:

A huge community fundraiser is being planned to help people living in flood-stricken communities along the Yukon River. The fundraiser is planned for Friday at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall in Fairbanks. A dinner of honey-glazed ham with garlic mashed potatoes, country gravy, pasta salad and a dessert, prepared by Pike’s Catering, will be served. A community wide garage sale also is planned for Saturday for flood relief and victims. That will be held during the day at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.

To help flood victims in Alaska donate to Episcopal Relief and Development here.

On May 4, Alaskan villages on the Yukon River were inundated by the worst flood that the state has seen in decades. The flood destroyed homes, forced residents out of their communities and leveled an Episcopal Church in the remote village of Eagle. Now, the Episcopal Diocese of Alaska is in the emergency phase of the disaster and anticipates a difficult and long recovery.

“Our conversations thus far have focused on both physical needs and spiritual and emotional needs of those impacted in individual villages and at evacuation sites,” said Abagail Nelson, Senior Vice President, Programs of Episcopal Relief & Development. “The church is particularly concerned with the needs of children at the moment.”

Episcopal Relief & Development is providing emergency funds to support relief efforts in Alaska. This response will provide meals to people impacted by the flood, transportation for clergy and other grief and stress professionals who will offer emotional support and basic supplies for children and their parents in evacuation sites.

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