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How can I help the tsunami survivors?

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Tsunami Relief Fund

Join with Catholic World Mission to rush immediate relief to the millions of survivors of the catastrophic tsunami. At this time, the most urgent need is money to enable the field workers at the disaster sites to purchase precisely what they need-we do not need you to send materials of supplies.  Through your generosity, CWM and our partners will provide:

  • Food and clean water for the most vulnerable survivors
  • Medical assistance for children and families so the aftermath is not another disaster of death
  • "Survival Kits" to meet short-term hygiene and living needs (soap, cooking utensils, sleeping mats, and the like)
  • Shelter and consolation for those who lost everything
  • The long-term help needed to rebuild livelihoods so the survivors can rebuild their lives

Here are ways you can help:

1. Make a donation now so we can rush aid to those urgently in need.  Click here to make a secure on-line donation now (the best way to speed your support) or call us at 203-287-6314 to make a credit card donation over the phone or request an envelope.

2. Pass out envelopes from Catholic World Mission for our Tsunami Relief Fund to your friends, family, parish.  Click here for our request form to tell us how many envelopes to send you.

3. Email people this page so they can make a secure, on-line donation today, too.

4. Pray for the survivors and for the dead.  Click here to send us your prayer intentions.

Catholic World Mission, the missionary office of the Legion of Christ, is collecting for tsunami relief.  We will be distributing medicines, emergency aid, and cash for immediate needs and long-term recovery through Catholic Church channels in the affected areas.  This will ensure that we only support efforts that are in conformity with Catholic moral and social teachings.  Remember: we can process and consolidate donations worldwide, having already begun processing foreign donations over the weekend.

The US government has passed a law making tsunami charitable contributions during January deductible for last year´s taxes (2004), if the donor wishes. We will provide a special tax receipt for this purpose in February.

Here are the specifics:

- US:  donations made through January 31, 2005, may be deducted against 2004 taxes;


- DONATIONS may be made on-line at our website:, through a special form that is available on our home page, using a credit card, on-line check, or PayPal.  We can accept all major credit cards from around the world.

- ENVELOPES for donations may also be ordered from our website.  Many people are offering to distribute them in their parishes, to friends, and family.

- Prayer intentions may be offered through a form on our website (also accessible from our home page when you click on the ´tsunami relief´ picture).



Related links

Altius Foundation
Catholic World Mission
Helping Hands Medical Missions
St Rafael Guizar y Valencia Missionary Center

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