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The Multiplication of the Relief Dollars
The smiling faces of these poor but grateful people do have a price… The heartfelt generosity of you, their benefactors.

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At the beginning of May an urgent appeal was made to raise money to pay for the shipment charges of medical supplies to the poor and needy in the Philippines. Thanks to the generosity of so many kind people, Catholic World Mission was able to meet the goal of $25,000 and have already shipped the medicines to the Missionaries of the Poor in Naga City. In this way, the organization was able to multiply those dollars by 608.77 to one. How?

A company –which seeks no publicity with its gifts– had donated $15 million in medical supplies but it was as good as no donation at all since Catholic World Mission had no money for the shipment. Every dollar raised for the cause meant that they could send $608.77 in medicines to the Philippines.

In fact, people’s response to the appeal was so generous that CWM was also able to send some operating funds for the sisters in the Philippines to cover some of their travel costs to the poor areas, feed themselves and also provide additional aid beyond just the medications.

In response, on July 7th Mother Joan Chin Loy, the mother superior of the Missionaries of the Poor sent a very touching email, unable to express her gratitude in any other way than with her simple words of thanks and the assurance of the sisters’ prayers for all that contributed.

She mentioned that a lot of the medicines were already distributed and were helping to treat the many respiratory problems, including tuberculosis and were providing the vitamins necessary for the children to develop normally, remain healthy and free of disease.

In the name of CWM, Regnum Christi and the Legionaries of Christ would like to thank all those who made this precious aid possible. The smiling faces of these poor but grateful people do have a price… The heartfelt generosity of you, their benefactors.

May God bless each one of you abundantly.

Bishop Pedro Pablo Elizondo LC
President of Catholic World Mission



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