News is out this week from the USCCB on the upcoming “Second Collection” to benefit relief efforts in the Philippines:
The U.S. bishops expressed their solidarity with the people of the Philippines after the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan in a letter to the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The bishops will take up a special collection in parishes across the U.S. Proceeds from the collection will go to both immediate humanitarian needs and the cost of long-term reconstruction.
I love this special graphic created by Br. Michael O’Neill McGrath — a gift to Catholic Relief Services — which reminds us in such a compelling way of the help needed in the region:Finally please take a moment and watch this video from Catholic News Service which describes some of the reason this second collection is so greatly needed: