Emergency Collection for Hurricane Florence and 2018 Calamities
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland and dioceses across the country have been asked by the leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to have an emergency collection on behalf of those devastated by Hurricane Florence, as well as any forthcoming natural disasters this year.
Funds will be used in response to Hurricane Florence and any other natural disasters that occur this year. Initially, funds will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA as they reach out to provide humanitarian aid in the form of water, food, shelter, and medical care, as well as to their long-term efforts to restore communities after widespread destruction. Also, funds will go to support the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' efforts to assist with pastoral and reconstruction aid to the Church. Humanitarian funds for any future disasters impacting communities outside the US may be shared with Catholic Relief Services for their response efforts.
In support of this major relief effort, it is suggested that this special collection take place the weekend of October 13-14, 2018.
All checks from the parishioners should be made payable to Holy Spirit Parish with the memo marked Hurricane Florence and 2018 Calamities.
Thank you for your support of all those in need because of natural disasters.