House of Deputies

What is Deputies Helping to Heal a Hurting World?

It's an exciting campaign House of Deputies campaign in support of Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th anniversary.

When is it happening?

The campaign begins at Epiphany and ends at General Convention 2015 in Salt Lake City.

What's our goal?

Our goals are to raise $75,000 toward the overall campaign goal of $7.5 million, to share stories about our experiences with Episcopal Relief & Development, and to help deputies and the wider church know more about the organization’s life-saving work. President Gay Jennings writes, "I hope that all deputies will participate in the campaign in some way—by sharing a story, spreading the word, and making a contribution of any size."

Who's making it happen?

Deputies! We hope that all deputies who are able will consider a contribution of $100 or more. Some deputies are already coming up with creative fundrasising ideas: 

  • Deputy Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows of the Diocese of Chicago is heading up a team of runners for the Ragnar RelayWasatch Back, which happens the weekend before General Convention begins in Salt Lake City. Living Compass, a wellness ministry based in Milwaukee, has donated the entry fees for the team, so all pledges made in support of runners will be donations to Episcopal Relief & Development.
  • Deputy William Miller of the Diocese of Hawaii, author of “The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God,” will host a beer tasting at the Beer Hive Pub in Salt Lake City during General Convention for the deputation that raises the most money in the campaign.
  • President Gay Jennings has decided to challenge deputies who want an incentive to get in shape and drop some excess pounds. "We’ll take pledges per pound," she writes, "and on Epiphany, we’ll begin working to get fit and benefit Episcopal Relief & Development with every pound we lose.

If you have a creative idea, we can help with custom fundraising pages, publicity, and more. Talk with House of Deputies campaign steering committee co-chair Deputy Devon Anderson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more. Other faitful and hardworking committee members include co-chair Deputy Jack Tull, and Deputies Rosalie Ballentine, Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Sam Candler, Keith Emerson, Evan Garner, Richard Miller, Bill Miller, Bonnie Perry, and Melanie Stewart.

How can I contribute?

Give online at this webpage just for the House of Deputies campaign, or send a check to "Episcopal Relief & Development" with "75th Anniversary - HOD" in the memo line and send your check to:

Episcopal Relief & Development
P.O. Box 7058
Merrifield, VA 22116-7058

Here's a page with all of the details on how to contribute:

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