Recently, Haiti was hit by an earthquake that caused immense damage and resulted in a substantial loss of life on an island already challenged by social unrest and is still rebuilding after a major 2010 earthquake. Tropical Storm Grace followed shortly after adding to the devastation. As a result of both disasters many Church properties, along with homes and businesses, have been severely damaged or destroyed. The impact will be long-lasting.
We ask you to prayerfully consider donating to this special collection. The funds collected will be part of the Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund to support the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church as well as the efforts of Catholic Relief Services and/or Catholic Charities USA, the official relief agencies of the U.S. Catholic Church, as they and their local agencies respond to immediate emergency needs and aid in long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts for Haiti. Funds will be used in response to the earthquake and Tropical Storm Grace disasters in Haiti and any other disasters that occur and will be distributed where they are most needed.
Thank you for your gift, and we ask you to keep the people impacted by Hurricane Ida in your prayers.
Thank you for your donation. The Archdiocese of Seattle, is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax ID # 91-0778147. No goods or services, other than intangible religious benefits, were provided in exchange for this contribution”.