Peace & Justice

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

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Time to help

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) has sent out the following appeal in light of the recent spat of tornadoes across America:
117 tornadoes have hit the United States since April and destroyed 1,700 buildings and homes, damaged an additional 2,700 structures and caused 37 fatalities. CCUSA staff have been supporting local Catholic Charities agencies active on the ground to help those whose lives have been destroyed, but we need more money and resources to be able to complete our work. 
We are coming to you today to see if you can give $10, $25 or $50 more to make sure we can help those who have been hit by the tornadoes that have destroyed lives across America. 
Although these numbers are grim, there is always hope. Catholic Charities USA’s disaster operations team is responding to the tornadoes and floods in Arkansas and Florida while Catholic Charities local agencies provide families and individuals with basic needs such as food, shelter, housing assistance, household goods as well as financial assistance and home repairs. 
Please give today to help disaster victims with long-term relief and recovery. A gift of just $10, $25 or $50 can go a long way.
To donate, go here.