Relief On A Local Level


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The Diocese of Toledo is coordinating relief efforts with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to help the people of Haiti and the devastation of the massive earthquake earlier this week. CRS is committed to bring experience and compassion quickly and effectively in response to emergencies, and are just as committed to being there long after the headlines fade, helping communities build back in a way that ensures they are better equipped to handle future shocks.

A second collection wil be taken in our parishes this weekend specifically for the relief efforts for the people of Haiti and those donations will be sent to CRS, who has already committed $5 million to fund relief effforts which are likely to go on for some time.

The needs are tremendous and your generous donations will help.

Here's how you can help:

Donate via phone, call the Diocese of Toledo Office of Global Concerns:

Have your credit card information in hand when you call:

Tina - 419-244-6711, ext 517

Paul - 419-244-6711, ext 503

Donate online:

Send email with full name, card type, account number, expiration date, and home address to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Write a check: Make payable to Catholic Relief Services-write Haiti Earthquake in memo portion of check

Mail to:

Office of Clobal Concerns

1933 Spielbusch Avenue

Toledo, OH 43604-5360

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Bishop Blair Responds to Devastation in Haiti

"The death and devastation being experienced in Haiti are a reminder of the fragility of both human life and of the basic necessities we often take forgranted. Our prayers are with the suffering people of Haiti, remembering too all those who have died as a result of the earthquake. I am asking that a second collection be taken up in all our parishes next weekend (January 16-17) for the emergency response of Catholic Relief Services to Haiti in its great hour of need."

+Bishop Leonard P. Blair

Catholic aid agencies accept donations for Haitian quake relief
By Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The following international aid agencies are working with partner agencies and local religious leaders in Haiti and are accepting donations for victims of the Jan. 12 earthquake.

-- Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops' international relief and development agency, is accepting donations by phone at 1-800-736-3467; online at; or by mail to CRS, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090.

-- The Salesians are accepting donations by phone at 1-914-633-8344; online at; or by mail to Salesian Disaster Relief, Salesian Missions, P.O. Box 30, New Rochelle, NY 10802-0030.

-- Caritas Internationalis is accepting donations for Haiti at

-- Food for the Poor is also accepting donations at


New member
With all the rip offs out there I am donating thru my church. Or maybe thruogh PG's. I would no dontate to someone I did not know, so many scams out there.


Active member
I didnt even notice the date,im Sorry PG....

Still it was nice to do.... (I guess I should have realised because I remember the earthquake)