"Despite own struggles, New Orleans parishioners give generously"Since the archdiocese worked through Catholic Charities, resources got to where they were needed, fast. There are advantages to being part of a universal organizations, with branches just about everywhere that you find people.
EWTN News (July 2, 2010)
"The people of New Orleans showed their tenacity in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Now, they are showing their generosity. The city, still rebuilding itself after the devastating hurricane, is currently faced with the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"But despite their own struggles, the Archdiocese of New Orleans, home to about 470,000 Catholics, has contributed more than $1.14 million dollars this year to help those in need.
"Since the beginning of 2010, Archbishop Gregory Aymond has called two special emergency collections in the archdiocese. The first was to fund earthquake relief in Haiti and the second to aid those affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...."
There's a bit more to the article, including detail about how much money came from which sources and where it went.
Bottom line? Hats off to New Orleans parishioners and everybody else who pitched in to help.
- "Archbishop: "Let's Not Forget Haiti" - Works for Me"
(June 9, 2010)
- "Charity Begins at Home: Where it Ends is Up to You"
(February 10, 2010)
- "Oil in the Gulf of Mexico: Posts"
Apathetic Lemming of the North