This past weekend the people on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region suffered tremendous devastation as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Even as I write this, the impact is still being felt through record torrential rainfall. The cleanup from this storm will take years and will be a tremendous challenge for many of the residents.
As always, Catholic Charities USA stands ready to assist those whose lives have been adversely impacted, both in the short term and over the many years it will certainly take to realize full recovery.
The Catholic community of western Massachusetts has always responded to these tragic
situations with great generosity, and I hope we can be counted upon once again. To lend your support a direct link to Catholic Charities USA, Hurricane Harvey relief efforts has been placed on the diocesan website, http://www.diospringfield.org.
This is the best, fastest and most direct way to get help to this region. You may also donate through area Catholic parishes or directly to our diocesan office, Diocese of Springfield/Hurricane Harvey PO Box 1730 Springfield, MA 01102-1730.
Please make checks payable directly to Catholic Charities USA with Hurricane Harvey in the memo line. We will ensure all checks are forwarded to Catholic Charities USA.
Most importantly, whether you are in a position to donate or not, please keep our
brothers and sisters, those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, foremost in your thoughts and prayers. – Bishop Mitchell Rozanski
A link has also been placed on our parish website homepage that takes you directly to the Catholic Charities USA donate page. Be aware that by donating via their website, you will receive periodic updates and communications from Catholic Charities USA.