Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is collecting monetary donations for the drought and famine stricken areas of East Africa. The funds will be directed to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official international relief and development agency of the Catholic Church in the United States.
CRS has a team on the ground in eastern Kenya at a sprawling refugee camp that sees some 1,300 people arriving each day from drought-stricken Somalia. By working through that region’s bishop and church partners, CRS is reporting that it has been able to get some aid into the stricken areas of Somalia, but more help is needed.
Catholic Charities has donation information including a link to donate online with a credit card on the Diocese of Palm Beach website at http://www.diocesepb.org Check donations to the CRS East Africa Emergency Fund are also being accepted. Checks should be made out to Catholic Relief Services and mailed to:
Diocese of Palm Beach
Post Office Box 109650
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-9650
Please be sure to include a note or write in the memo of the check that the donation is for the CRS East Africa Emergency Fund.
To learn more about the humanitarian work of CRS in Africa and in other countries, visit http://www.crs.org