Peace & Justice

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Help Haiti this Friday and Saturday

If you have some time on Friday or Saturday of this week, please consider helping the members of the Commission on Peace and Justice and we prepare a shipment for Haiti.

The Commission will send to Haiti a 40-foot container filled with humanitarian aid. The contents must be counted and weighed, and the seeds approved by the US Department of Agriculture.

On Friday we'll count, list and weigh as much as we can. On Saturday, we'll finish that and pack everything.

The container is now in the parking lot of the former Our Lady of Mercy Church at 26 Wilson Avenue in Colonie. From Westgate Plaza, go 1.2 miles west on Central Ave. and turn right onto Wilson. (At the corner, there's a white, green and red sign for the American Italian Heritage Museum.)

On both days, we'll start at 9 am, break for a pizza lunch and continue as long as you, the volunteers, wish. Please help, even for an hour. There will be a job for everyone. If you can't lift, you can count the items in a carton.