Emergencies, Prayer

Prayers for Peru

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Peru as they endure hardships brought about by heavy rains, flooding and mudslides.

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There are significant needs in the Diocese of Chulucanas (Province of Piura)—made worse by the continuing rain. A local coordination body—including the local government, the diocese, local community based organizations, and private enterprise—is carrying out assessments of the nearby communities. While CRS is not working in that area, we are supporting Caritas Peru and the diocese in their response.

If you would like to support Caritas Peru through CRS, you can call 877-435-7277 (8am to 11pm Eastern), specifying that you want your donation routed to Peru flood relief, or mail a check or money order (with “Peru” in the subject line) to:

Catholic Relief Services
P.O. Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21297-0303

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2 Responses to “Prayers for Peru”

  1. Ursula Palmer Says:

    Thank you for your prayers. I am Peruvian. I left Peru in 1987. I live in North Dakota for 11 years now. Peru needs the prayers, but more importantly, they need help. They need water, they need help for those who have lost their homes. Many, many people have lost their lives. Is there any way that we can start getting some donations? Is there any way that Catholic Relief Services get donations to Peru? I’m talking about water, diapers, blankets, clothes for kids and adults. This is the worse I have seen ever in my life. According to some meteorologists, it is going to get worse yet by August. My people needs help and prayers.
    Thank you so much!

  2. Edward Hoyt Says:

    Thank you, Ursula, for your prayers and compassion.

    Anyone wishing to make a donation to help with the Peru relief effort can do so by sending a check or money order to:

    Catholic Relief Services 
    P.O. Box 17090
    Baltimore, MD 21297-0303

    Be sure to put “For Peru Flooding Relief” in the memo line, and we promise the donation will be channeled to the relief effort.

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