US Catholics gave over $80M to Haiti, fed 900,000
Catholic World News - 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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Progress toward our September expenses ($33,416 to go):