In a series of violent late summer storms, hurricane-force winds, accompanied by tropical storm rains, flooding and surges, have wrought significant destruction and displacement on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana, in the Eastern Caribbean and Puerto Rico, and also in Florida.
At the request of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Vigneron has asked the faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit to give generously at a special collection beginning this weekend to support relief efforts. Funds given through this collection will support Catholic Charities USA as they reach out to provide humanitarian aid in the form of water, food, shelter, and medical care, as well as to their longterm efforts to restore communities after widespread destruction, and of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction aid to the Church.
Donations can be made by cash or check. If contributing by check, please make your check payable to Christ the Redeemer, with “Hurricane Relief” noted in the memo line. Envelopes are available in the vestibule.