Caritas En Route to Turkey

Being a Californian, earthquakes around the world tend to catch my attention. Today, as we pray for the souls of those impacted by a devastating magnitude 7.2 quake in eastern Turkey, it’s good to know that Caritas International is already responding to the needs of those impacted. From the Caritas blog:

Caritas will assess the needs of people whose homes or livelihoods have been impacted by the quake. Access to the area’s villages, where many mud-brick homes have collapsed, may be difficult. Caritas Europa is in contact with the Caritas team in Turkey and will receive updates as the assessment progresses.

When disaster strikes a world away, I find it helpful to know that we can respond immediately with even a humble donation and know that our support will go to aid those most in need. To support the victims of this quake by making a secure donation to Caritas click here. For information on their response efforts, follow Caritas on Facebook or Twitter.

A question for you: When disasters strike around the world, how do you and your family typically respond — donations to a Catholic  or international relief agency, offering of masses and prayers, or simply a private thought and prayer? Also, do you make a point of discussing these types of events with your family?



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About Lisa M. Hendey

Lisa Hendey is the founder and webmaster of and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at and connect with her at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.