Emergency Assistance for Victims of Hurricane Laura, California Wildfires

September 9, 2020

The Diocese of St. Augustine will join dioceses across the country in taking up a voluntary special collection for the humanitarian, long-term recovery, and church… Read More

CRS Responds to Beirut Explosion

August 11, 2020

Photo: A volunteer gathers supplies in Beirut Aug. 5, 2020, to be distributed to people affected by the previous day’s explosions. Beirut Gov. Marwan Abboud said up to 300,000… Read More

Catholic Relief Services’ Response to COVID-19

March 24, 2020

Catholic Relief Services teams across the world continue to expand their programming to prevent the spread and reduce the risk of COVID-19 in some of… Read More

CRS Provides Relief During Time of Loss and Grief in Nepal

May 8, 2015

by Jennifer Hardy, Regional Information Officer The day a 7.8 magnitude earthquake roiled the mountains of Nepal, the Rana family was spread out. Bhuban Rana, a soldier for the Nepalese army, was at his rented apartment in Kathmandu where his wife Prem Kumari Rana sat nursing their two-month-old daughter Bhumika in the open outdoor area of their compound while their older daughter Bhwana, 5, ran circles around the courtyard. A six hour bus ride away, in remote village of Taple, in Gorkha district, Bhuban’s mother Modh Maya Rana, 71, was going about her daily chores while his father Bal Bahadur Rana, 75, rested. Read More

Helping Hands for Burkina Faso

April 14, 2015

by J.T. Rodriguez Every hand scooping, every hand sealing, every hand boxing food was touching another hand on the other side of the world. There is something different about using your own hands to help a person, which is distinctly different from simply giving a dollar: it becomes personal. Read More