ALBANY, N.Y.—Catholic Parishes have donated $310,000 to support victims of the Philippines typhoon.
Bishop Howard J. Hubbard had requested prayers and support from the Catholic community for the victims of the devastating typhoon in November.
"The people of this Diocese are exceedingly generous when they see our brothers and sisters in need, and this time is no different. The Church [throughout the world] is the Body of Christ, and when one part of the body is hurting, the whole body suffers. It's wonderful to be able to offer such great assistance to those in the Philippines who are hurting – thank you to all the parishes for their generous response," said Bishop Hubbard.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany worked with parishes across the Albany Diocese to raise funds for Typhoon relief.
All funds raised will go to Catholic Relief Services, the international aid arm of the Catholic Church working in the affected areas, and the USCCB, also working in the devastated areas of the storm.