Catholic Relief Services personnel are overcoming huge obstacles to get aid to tens of thousands of people whose homes were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

“This is the worst storm ever to hit the Philippines,” said CRS Country Representative Joe Curry of a nation that often suffers from extreme weather. With the highest recorded winds ever to make landfall, Haiyan had the power of a tornado and the size of a hurricane, cutting a 30 to 50 mile-wide swath of total destruction across three of the country’s most populated islands – Leyte, Panay and Cebu — hitting their coastal communities with a huge storm surge. Continue Reading...

Please consider an immediate gift to Catholic Relief Services to aid typhoon victims. Catholic Relief Services, in cooperation with their partners, is on the ground helping people meet most urgent needs, including water purification, shelter materials and essential living supplies.

We’re building a wonderful partnership with our friends at Catholic Relief Services and are happy to spread the news about their great work being done around the world. We’ll be regularly sharing information and stories from both the FaithWorks section of CRS and their other initiatives as well. This week, I want to point you to the following stories that are sure to inspire:

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As always, we urge you to consider prayerful support and a financial gift to Catholic Relief Services.

Copyright 2013 Lisa M. Hendey