Catholic Relief Services -- Help the Philippines Survive and Recover

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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

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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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