CRS AMBASSADOR’S CORNER

RICE BOWL UPDATE  -  SUNDAY,  MAY  9

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU!

 

Good News

Our Holy Disciples Community of parishioners donated $11,100.00 to our Lenten Rice Bowl Program!    Your generosity is incredible. Due to that generosity, some of our most vulnerable and marginalized families living in developing countries will benefit. Education in agriculture techniques, nutrition, early childhood education and so much more can be provided. 

 

Bad News

This aid is so desperately needed now, more than ever before as so many have lost so much due to the Covid-19 pandemic loss of crops due to climate change and conflict.

 

In India, right now, there is a humanitarian crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The news’ reports and photos of the  thousands of women, men and children suffering is heartbreaking. We ask, “What can we do?”  Please read these words from Pope Francis and add your voice to support his plea.

 

"Today, in this time of darkness and uncertainty about the pandemic, several lights of hope appear, such as vaccine discoveries. But for these lights to illuminate and bring hope to the whole world, they must be available to all. We cannot let closed nationalisms prevent us from living as the true human family that we are. Nor can we let the virus of radical individualism win us over and make us indifferent to the suffering of other brothers and sisters. I cannot put myself before others, putting the laws of the market and invention patents above the laws of love and the health of humanity. I ask everyone: state leaders, businesses, to international organizations, to promote cooperation and not competition, and to seek a solution for all."

 ~ Pope Francis

CRS Parish Ambassador’s Corner 

Posted for May 2, 2021

TO THE HOLDY DISCIPLES’ COMMUNITY:    


If you ever wonder if your Rice Bowl contributions really make a difference, this photo of the farmer shows how CRS uses your donations to aid and instruct farmers facing the double challenge of climate change and Covid-19.


Sand dunes can be devastating to farmland. Planting sisal plants helps to stabilize them

and keep them from blowing and moving onto farmland and villages.

 

Your voice is needed. Climate change has affected many farmers living in poverty around the world with longer droughts, erratic rainfall, flooding and damaged crops from pests and disease. These challenges are only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pope Francis reminds us that we are responsible for our sisters and brothers in need and asks that we provide “the financial resources and technical assistance needed to help [other countries] deal with climate change and promote sustainable development.” 


How can you help? Urge your members of Congress to provide robust multilateral funding for poverty-focused international assistance programs, particularly investing in the Green Climate Fund.


Why now? The effects of climate change have a direct impact on hunger and malnutrition worldwide. If we want to prevent more hunger and malnutrition, we must act now. 

Join us in leading the way to ending global hunger! 

CRS Ambassador's Corner

    SUNDAY     APRIL 18, 2021                                 (posted  4/18/21)

The United Nations has warned that Ethiopia's Tigray region could be at risk of famine if sustained food assistance can't reach people in need, and if conflict continues to disrupt livestock and labor markets. With the help of the federal government's USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, Catholic Relief Services is rapidly increasing our food aid. Together, we have been able to provide 850 trucks to supply 34,000 metric tons of food in order to feed approximately 1 million people. Visit www.crs.org to see how you can help!