O God, heavenly Father, who by Your Son Jesus Christ
have promised to all those who seek Your kingdom and its
righteousness all things necessary to sustain their life: Send
us, we entreat You, in this time of need, such moderate rain
and showers, that we may receive the fruits of the earth, to
our comfort and to Your honor; through Jesus Christ our
As you know, wildfires continue to ravage our state. Many find themselves without food, shelter, or means to escape the path of the fires without assistance. Our friends at St. James Episcopal Church in Taos are at the forefront of the community relief effort upstate. They are asking for donations to help in their relief efforts. Rather than sending “stuff” which requires manpower, time, and space to sort and distribute (not to mention shipping costs), they are asking for donations of gift cards (e.g., Wal-Mart, Target, gas or grocery store) or cash to purchase these or laundromat vouchers locally. Donations may be made through their website, stjamestaos.com, or sent to:
St. James’ Episcopal Church
208 Camino de Santiago
Taos, NM 87571
If you click on their website’s “donate” button, you can select the rector’s or deacon’s discretionary fund and even specify how you would like your support to be used.
I’ve verified with their rector, Fr. Mac Brown, that this is the parish’s website, but I encourage you to safeguard yourself, do your own due diligence, and confirm the validity of any website used to make online donations. Alternatives would be through the Diocese of the Rio Grande’s website, or a donation in-person through your parish. (For St. James" Las Cruces, please write "NM Fire Relief" in the memo line).