Episcopal Church Women
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of the Diocese of North Carolina are part of the ministry and fellowship of all women of the Church. The diocesan ECW in North Carolina has been a unique presence for more than a century and is entirely self-funded. It helps represents the diocese internationally, nationally and provincially, and its ongoing outreach continues to benefit the Church at the national, provincial, diocesan and congregational levels. For example, think: United Thank Offering grants, Church Periodical Club grants and Lex Mathews Scholarships. It is particularly focused on issues that affect women and children.
The current president of the NC ECW is Barbara Longmire.
Episcopal Relief and Development
Episcopal Relief & Development is an international relief and development agency of The Episcopal Church that facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities that are struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. The organization works in collaboration with church partners and other local organizations to create long-term development strategies focused on delivering results in three signature program areas: women, children and climate. Episcopal Relief & Development also works around the world and here in the United States responding to and rebuilding after disasters. Its programs impact the lives of more than 3 million people annually.