In the wake of the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan, the Catholic Church of the Diocese of Harrisburg will take up a special collection in all our parishes the weekend of November 30 and December 1.
The funds will be administrated by CRS, Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Their operations serve people based solely on need, regardless of their race, religion or ethnicity. CRS maintains strict standards of efficiency, accountability and transparency: 93% of expenditures go directly to programs.
Fr. Robert M. Gillelan, Jr., Diocesan Administrator said, “May God bless you for your generosity as we help our brothers and sisters in their time of need of emergency assistance and long-term rebuilding.”
Checks may be made payable the local parish with a notation in the memo line: “Typhoon Haiyan Recovery”. More information about CRS and updates on Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts can be found at www.CRS.org