The Archdiocese of Detroit will be collecting funds to help aid people in the eastern United States as they endure and recover from Hurricane Sandy. The Archdiocese announced Tuesday that it would accept donations for the cause through its website, www.aod.org, and via mail. Funds collected will be forwarded to Baltimore-based Catholic Charities U.S.A., the organization commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to represent the Catholic community in times of domestic disaster.
In addition to money collected directly through the Archdiocese for the storm relief efforts, the 267 Catholic parishes situated in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, St. Clair and Lapeer counties may independently decide whether to take up special collections for disaster relief. Those funds, similarly, would be forwarded to Catholic Charities, U.S.A.
Those interested in helping may visit www.aod.org/disasterrelief, or donate by a check payable to “Archdiocese of Detroit” with “Hurricane Sandy” written in the memo line. Checks should be sent to:
Archdiocese of Detroit
Chancery, 4th Floor
1234 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
Members of the news media may call the Archdiocese of Detroit Public Relations Office at (313) 237-5943.