Loading
Church providing assistance to thousands of victims of Hurricane Charley in Cuba
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- In the wake of Hurricane Charley’s devastating path over Cuba, Jose Felix Perez, spokesman for the Bishops Conference of Cuba, announced the Church has launched a relief effort to help provide food, medicine and clothing to the more than 200,000 people affected by the storm.

Maritza Sanchez, director of Catholic Charities in Cuba, said distribution of supplies has already begun in some regions of the country.  She added that Catholic Relief Services in the US is organizing a shipment of humanitarian aid, which should arrive in Cuba in September.

The principal recipients of the assistance, she said, will be hospitals, homes for the elderly, pregnant woman and the handicapped, as well as shelters for Hurricane victims.

Hurricane Charley blasted Cuba on August 13, crossing the island’s western region and leaving 4 dead and 200,000 homeless.  The 102 mile-an-hour winds destroyed or damaged more than 73,000 homes and buildings as well as crops and fruit farms.

Thousands were left without power, water or phone service.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
Sep
30

Liturgical Calendar

September 30, 2014

Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 9:51-56

Gospel
Date
09/30/14
09/29/14
09/28/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Job 3: 1-3, 11-17, 20-23
Gospel:: Lk 9: 51-56

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
09/30/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 9:51-56

Homily
Date
09/30/14
09/29/14
09/28/14