Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin has approved a special second collection to take place in parishes throughout the archdiocese this weekend of May 9-10 to assist relief efforts for the millions affected by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.
To date, more than more than 7,500 people are known to have been killed and an estimated 1 million people were left homeless after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit a mountainous region near Kathmandu.
Checks should be made payable to “St. Luke Catholic Church,” with “Earthquake Nepal” included on the memo line.
Donations may also be mailed to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis—Mission Office, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2367. These checks should be made payable to “Archdiocese of Indianapolis,” with “Earthquake Nepal” included on the memo line.
To financially contribute to the earthquake relief effort online through Catholic Relief Services, log on to their Web page at www.crs.org.) †