All funds collected will go directly to the Bishop of the Bahamas, allowing him to direct critical help to individuals and families in the Abacos and Grand Bahama.
The Bishop and his colleagues can reach people at this point in ways that no one or no other agency can, and our response will enable him to reach out with practical and life-saving help!
The poor and needy have been granted $3.5 million in aid
as support from Episcopal Charities since 2000.
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The statistics are staggering. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation 24% of children in the sunshine state were found to be living below the poverty level, which is more than the national average of 22%. According to the Annual Map the Meal Gap Report, 11.8% of South Floridians are Food Insecure. Housing is reported as one of the greatest needs by South Florida’s county and city governments. More after school and summer school youth programming, day care centers for the working poor and affordable medical care and insurance are pressings needs.
Working together with parishes, nonprofit partners and the Diocese of Southeast Florida, Episcopal Charities helps parishioners reduce human suffering by funding programs for youth, their families, the elderly and the homeless.