Bishop Rozanski appeals for hurricane relief fund


Friday, September 01, 2017

SPRINGFIELD — Bishop Rozanski has issued the following statement to the Catholic community of western Massachusetts.

“This past weekend the people on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region suffered tremendous devastation as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Even as I write this, its impact is still being felt through record torrential rain fall. The cleanup from this storm will take years and will be a tremendous challenge for many of the residents.

“As always, Catholic Charities USA stands ready to assist those whose lives have been adversely impacted, both in the short term and over the many years it will certainly take to realize full recovery.

“The Catholic community of western Massachusetts has always responded to these tragic situations with great generosity, and I hope we can be counted upon once again.

“To lend your support we’ve put a direct link to Catholic Charities USA, Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on our diocesan website, www.diospringfield.org. This is the best, fastest and most direct way to get help to this region.

“You may also donate through area Catholic parishes or our diocesan office, Diocese of Springfield/Hurricane Harvey, P.O. Box 1730, Springfield, MA 01102-1730. Please make checks payable directly to Catholic Charities USA with Hurricane Harvey in the memo line. We will ensure all checks are forwarded to Catholic Charities USA.

“Most importantly, whether you are in a position to donate or not, please keep our those impacted foremost in your thoughts and prayers.”

— Bishop Mitchell Rozanski