USCCB president calls for aid to assist with Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts
The 2013 storm season has only just begun and already we have witnessed a tragedy in Oklahoma of unprecedented proportions. Relief efforts of many government and social aid agencies, including Catholic Charities USA, are already in action delivering emergency service to the affected areas.
On behalf of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has requested a special appeal for the 2013 storms and disasters. In the Diocese of Phoenix, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted would like you to be aware of this request and respond in whatever way you see fit.
The Church must serve as a primary source of healing and peace when tragedies such as this occur. Your prayers and financial assistance are very important. The funds collected for the special appeal for the 2013 storms and disasters will be used to support the efforts of the USCCB and Catholic Charities, the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church.
Those who wish to contribute can send financial aid to:
2013 Tornado and Disaster Recovery Collection
The Diocese of Phoenix
400 E. Monroe Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
PLEASE NOTE: Memo portion of check should state “2013 Tornado Recovery”