A Message From CRS President Ken Hackett on the Southern California Wildfires

The thoughts and prayers of Catholic Relief Services are with the people of Southern California in the wake of the devastating and frightening fires that swept through their communities. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to those who endured losses of loved ones, neighbors, property or pets in this disaster.

May God bless you all and may your recovery be swift and thorough.

Ken Hackett

A Prayer in Time of Disaster

God our Father,
You set the earth on its foundation
and all elements of nature obey your command.
Help us in our time of trouble;
restore us from our loss from the widespread fire
and turn our fear of your power
into praise of your goodness.

For those who would like to contribute, Catholic Charities USA is collecting donations to support local agencies’ recovery efforts from the Southern California wildfires.
To contribute:

Call (800) 919-9338

Donate Online

Send checks to:
Catholic Charities USA
Southern California Wildfires 2007
PO Box 7068, Merrifield, VA 22116-7068
Catholic Charities USA is unable to accept contributions of food, clothing, blankets and other relief supplies. Its federal ID number is 53-0196620.

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