Catholic Diocese of Saginaw to Accept Donations for Typhoon Victims in Philippines and Southeast Asia
SAGINAW — The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, has requested parishes across the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw participate in a special collection to benefit typhoon victims in the Philippines and areas of Southeast Asia, including Vietnam. Parishes will collect money this weekend or the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Funds collected will be used for humanitarian aid and to rebuild the churches and schools throughout the affected areas.
Catholic Relief Services, along with other aid agencies, is mobilizing its resources to help in the most affected areas. Catholic Relief Services will prioritize emergency shelter, water and sanitation, household relief items, and potable water.
Bishop Cistone, who is a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Relief Services, has called upon the faithful to pray for all those whose lives, homes, and livelihoods have been destroyed by the typhoon.
Checks may be made payable to the Diocese of Saginaw and mailed to the address below. The diocese will not be accepting any clothes or household items.
Catholic Diocese of Saginaw
Attn: Typhoon Disaster Relief
5800 Weiss Street
Saginaw, MI 48603-2762
The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw was established by Pope Pius XI on Feb. 26, 1938. Today, it includes 6,955 square miles across Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Sanilac, Saginaw and Tuscola counties.