Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Helping Haiti

The New York State Catholic Conference has issued the following plea:
Catholic Relief Services Responds to Haiti Tragedy
Please consider donating to CRS relief effort

The massive earthquake that struck Haiti yesterday has resulted in a devastating human tragedy, with many thousands dead and many more injured and/or homeless. The catastrophe is worsened by the already-dire poverty of the citizens of Haiti. Help is needed, and Catholic Relief Services, the official humanitarian aid agency of the United States bishops, is conducting a major relief effort.

As brothers and sisters in Christ, we are called to stand in solidarity with the victims of this horrific natural disaster. Please consider giving a tax-deductible contribution to CRS to help them in this endeavor. You can give directly through the CRS Web site by clicking HERE or by typing into your Web browser. Or call 1-800-736-3467.

Thank you for your generosity to our Haitian brothers and sisters in need.

CRS has made an immediate commitment of $5 million for emergency supplies.