Hurricane Matthew Relief. 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. Along with partners, Catholic Relief Services is now responding in some of the most affected areas in southern Haiti. CRS is distributing blankets, kitchen and hygiene kits, and other emergency supplies as needed, as well as monitoring potential outbreaks of cholera and other diseases. CRS is also responding in other areas of the Caribbean where families and homes have been destroyed, but the greatest needs are in Haiti. CRS has made an initial commitment of $5 million to help in Haiti and other countries devastated by Matthew.
Catholic Relief Services is the premier relief agency of the United States Bishops. Bishop Callahan serves on the board. If you would like to know more and would like to donate to the relief effort, go to www.crs.org. If you would like to donate by mail instead, please send your check to: Catholic Relief Services; P.O. Box 17090; Baltimore, MD 21297-0303. Please write “Hurricane Matthew” on the memo line.