SAGINAW — The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw is accepting disaster relief donations for the recent tornado victims. Donations will be accepted on behalf of Catholic Charities, USA. The organization is on the ground in Oklahoma and will provide critical, immediate needs to victims including: emergency assistance funds for food, shelter, clothing and other necessities; financial assistance vouchers; networking with other agencies serving those affected; and counseling services.
“I ask that the People of the Diocese of Saginaw join me in supporting and praying for our brothers and sisters who have endured such great tragedy in Oklahoma,” said the Most Rev. Joseph Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw. “May the Lord provide comfort to all, especially those families who are enduring the tremendous loss of children and loved ones.”
The Diocese of Saginaw will not be accepting any clothes or household items. Checks may be made payable to the Diocese of Saginaw and mailed to:
Catholic Diocese of Saginaw
Attn: Disaster Relief
5800 Weiss Street
Saginaw, MI 48603-2762
The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw was established by Pope Pius XI on February 26, 1938. Today, it includes 6,955 square miles across Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Sanilac, Saginaw and Tuscola counties. The diocesan 75th anniversary year of prayer and celebration for blessings past and yet to come began on September 8, 2012, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and will conclude on August 15, 2013, the Solemnity of the Assumption, the patronal feast of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw.