"Hurricane Matthew, a powerful category 4 storm, made landfall. On Haiti early Tuesday, October 4, 2016. With as many as 900 killed and tens of thousands of homes destroyed in Haiti, the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew is becoming more clear as officials and aid workers are starting to reach remote areas.
Outside of immediate food, the greatest needs will be shelter, water and hygiene supplies. Along with partners, Catholic Relief Services is now responding in some of the most affected areasin southern Haiti. CRS will distribute blankets, kitchen and hygiene kits and other emergency supplies as needed, as well as monitor potential outbreaks of cholera and other diseases. CRS is distributing hygiene kits, including soap, buckets and toothbrushes, as well as kitchen utensils and blankets.
CRS is also responding in other areas of the Caribbean where families and homes have been destroyed, but the greatest focus is Haiti. CRS has made an initial Commitment of $5million to help in Haiti and other Countries devastated by Matthew.
Your brothers and sisters urgently needyOur help. Your donation will go directly to help families in Haiti and other Countries receive immediate relief." - Catholic Relief Services
Ways to Give to CRS:
Donate by Phone
Call: 877-435-7277 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time.
Donate by Mail
Mail your check or money Order to:
Catholic Relief Services
P.O. Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21297-0303
Or visit online at crs.org
In the first reading Moses and Joshua trusted in the Lord during a great battle. They understood what our Psalm proclaims: "Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth" (Psalm 121). In the Gospel the Lord instructs us to "pray always without becoming weary." The Gospel ends with a question that should be like a splash of coldwater on our faces when we are drowsy, "when the Son of Man Comes, will he find faith on earth?" (Luke 18:8). Let us "remain faithful to what we have learned and believed...," and let us "be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient" (2 tim3:14-4:2).
God bless you all,
Father Robert Letona