US Catholics gave over $80M to Haiti, fed 900,000
CWN - 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.
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