Your help is urgently needed to alleviate immense human suffering
from the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
The need is very great at this hour. Please help!
As many as 500,000 may be dead, as many as 5,000,000 homeless, without water, food or medical assistance.
"Come, you who my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me." - Gospel of St. Matthew 25:34
Catholic Relief Services is providing immediate humanitarian aid in Haiti right now, with over 300 experienced staffers on the ground and years of service in Haiti.
Please make a secure donation now on the Catholic Relief Service website right here.
Although a special collection will be taken in Catholic parishes across the country on Sunday, CRS needs money right now to save lives.
You may donate as little as one dollar. Please give as much as you can as soon as you can.
Please also support the special collection in your parish on Sunday.
Aid to the Church in Need is assisting in the rebuilding of the Catholic infrastructure which has been destroyed in Haiti. The historic cathedral in Port au Prince has been destroyed, the archbishop and the chancery staff have died in the disaster. The seminary has been destroyed - the seminarians and their instructors have died. Catholic schools, hospitals and orphanages have been destroyed. Make a secure donation to Aid to the Church in Need right here.
Read the lastest report from the Papal Nuncio in Haiti right here.
Watch Archbishop Timothy Dolan's empassioned appeal to all the faithful right here.
Read how the Vatican has asked Catholic Relief Services to manage the global Catholic relief effort in Haiti right here.
Please hear the Cry of the Poor this very day and do what is within your power and means to do to help in the relief efforts. Please offer your urgent prayers to Our Merciful Lord on behalf of the people of Haiti. This may prove to be the greatest natural disaster, in human cost, in decades.
Please forward this newsletter to your family, friends and co-workers.
May the Lord guide you, may He bless you!
Many of our staff have already given generously to CRS and