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The Office for Peace and Justice encourages our sisters and brothers to take an active role in offering a hand up rather than a hand out to those living on the margins of our society. Ensuring that through awareness and education that everyone is afforded the opportunity to live a life of dignity.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Urgent Need to Support Those Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Just a few days ago, a storm of tremendous size and impact, Typhoon Haiyan, passed over the Philippines, killing nearly 10,000 of our Filipino brothers and sisters and leaving more than 600,000 displaced. Unfortunately, the region is barely recovering from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake just three weeks ago and there is a shortage of supplies.

Typhoon Haiyan is the equivalent to a category 5 hurricane and the impact from the storm has left the Philippines and nearby islands with no water, shelter, or electricity. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is providing emergency shelter, water and sanitation, household relief items, potable water, and toilets in this time of emergency. They are working with the local government, Caritas and local parishes to maximize response and recovery efforts to reach those most affected by this destructive storm.

To assist CRS in responding to this emergency in the Philippines, please send your donation to:

ATTN: Typhoon Haiyan Philippines Emergency Appeal
Catholic Relief Services
3525 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653


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