The United Thank Offering
Working in partnership with the worldwide Church, ecumenical agencies and local organizations, Episcopal Relief & Development saves lives and strengthens communities around the world.
Their programs work toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals, which aim to cut extreme poverty in half by 2015. Many Special Offerings collected throughout the year (for example, the collection St. John's took for earthquake recovery aid to Haiti) was put to work through this agency. The parish contact person for ERD is Leigh Ann Long.