The Archdiocese of Louisville encourages parishioners to consider donating to relief efforts for Hurricane Maria and Mexico’s earthquakes.
Hurricane Maria caused extensive damage in places already affected by Hurricane Irma, including Puerto Rico, the Diocese of St. Thomas and Cuba.
People in central Mexico were affected by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake just weeks after areas in southern Mexico experienced an 8.1 magnitude earthquake. Both quakes caused substantial damage in several dioceses, some of which are the poorest in the country.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has not set a collection date for relief efforts but has set up specific funds for Hurricane Maria and Mexican earthquakes relief.
Contributions will support the reconstruction and pastoral needs of the church as well as humanitarian and recovery assistance through Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services.
Catholic Charities USA responds to domestic disasters, and Catholic Relief Services responds to international disasters.
Parishes or individuals should send donations to the Catholic Charities of Louisville Finance Office, 2222 W. Market St., Louisville, Ky., 40212-1535.
Include a notation on your check indicating the specific disaster, Hurricane Maria or Mexico Earthquakes.