Rome, Italy, May 8, 2020 / 09:00 am
The U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See has called attention to the role of faith-based organizations in delivering U.S government relief funds to assist people who are suffering due to the coronavirus in Italy.
"The United States is funding NGOs and faith-based organizations that can effectively deliver critical assistance," U.S. Ambassador Callista Gingrich told EWTN News May 6.
"It's important that American money be put to good use. Faith-based organizations are effective and trustworthy partners. They're inspired by a sense of purpose and dedication to help those most in need," the ambassador said.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed $50 million to aid Italy as it responds to the outbreak, which includes $30 million in funding split between faith-based organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and public international organizations, an official from the embassy told CNA.