My dear friends in Christ,
Hurricane Matthew has already brought devastation to Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas. As it bears down on the United States, particularly our own state of Georgia, we encourage all Catholic families to act immediately to aid with these tragic natural disasters. When a natural disaster occurs in the United States, electronic donations may be made to Catholic Charities USA (click here to donate). When they occur in other countries, electronic donations may be made to Catholic Relief Services (click here to donate).
Both agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter and medical care, as well as to the long-term need to rebuild and recover after widespread destruction.
Thank you in advance for your participation in these important efforts. Please continue to pray for all those left in Matthew’s wake and all who remain in its path. God bless you and your family.