Archbishop Hebda has asked all archdiocesan parishes to join with U.S. Catholics to take up an emergency collection for those suffering the devastating earthquake in Haiti. On August 14, a massive 7.2 magnitude quake hit Haiti leveling homes and businesses, leaving many without shelter or food. Hospitals and clinics are overwhelmed. Haiti, still struggling from the 2010 damaging earthquake, was also hit by Tropical Storm Grace adding to the devastation.
Your help is critical for our Haiti brothers and sisters desperate to survive. Your gift will be forwarded to the USCCB Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund created to support relief efforts through Catholic Relief Services in situations like Haiti. Please offer what you can at our parish collection or if that’s not possible, you can donate online. There will be only one collection taken August 28-29. Please write “Haiti Emergency Appeal” on your check or an envelope if you’re giving cash. Only checks or envelopes marked “Haiti” will go to the emergency relief fund. Thank you for your generosity. Please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers.