Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has asked parishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany to take up a special collection to support those people devastated by the recent earthquake and storm in Haiti.
“Our partners at Catholic Relief Services are on the ground providing humanitarian relief and will be with the community over its extended recovery. To respond as a unified diocese, I suggest we take up a voluntary special collection for humanitarian aid, long-term recovery, and significant Church needs arising from these calamities,” Bishop Scharfenberger wrote in a letter to parish leaders on Aug. 24
“…I recognize that parish and diocesan activities continue to be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and that the local capacity for fund-raising this year may be more challenging than with past emergencies,” he continued. “However, I have experienced the generosity of our people and their deep care for those in need.”
To donate directly, make your check payable to the Diocese of Albany and write “CRS Haiti Collection” in the memo portion, or click this link and donate direct to Catholic Relief services.