Special Second Collection to Aid Relief Efforts in Japan

March 18, 2011

On Friday, March 11, a major earthquake and tsunami struck northern Japan. This disaster has resulted in massive devastation and the deaths of thousands of people. An estimated 500,000 have been left homeless as a result of this natural disaster.

In response to the great need of the Japanese people during this difficult time, parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington will support relief efforts through a special collection over the next two weekends (March 19-20 and March 26-27, 2011). The funds will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services, which is working directly with Caritas Japan.

Please keep the people affected by this terrible tragedy in your prayers.

Brie Hall
Office of Communications
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