Emergency Relief Fund
Dennis Fitzgerald, our Diocesan Episcopal Relief & Development Coordinator, contacted Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) to see how our diocese could respond to the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County. He was informed that last year the Diocese of Los Angeles made a formal request to Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) seeking assistance for victims of local fires. They used what is called a 216 Grant Application (perhaps more than you want to know) requesting $5,000 which required that the Diocese provide the seed money ($1,500) for a total amount of assistance of $6,500. We want to do the same in light of the current fires in and around the Mariposa community.