US Catholics gave over $80M to Haiti, fed 900,000
November 16, 2010
Catholics in the United States donated $82.6 million to the national collection for Haitian earthquake relief, according to a report presented to the fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The January 12 earthquake, whose 230,000 victims included the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince, destroyed 70 churches.
The US bishops allocated 60% of the aid to humanitarian needs and 40% to the needs of the Church. Through Catholic Relief Services, US Catholics fed 900,000 people, provided emergency shelter for 215,000, and aided 64,000 at hospitals.
- Praise Generosity of U.S. Catholics, Detail Breadth of Church’s Response to Tragedy in Haiti (USCCB)
- 2010 Haiti earthquake (Wikipedia)