The following statement comes from the Archdiocese of New Orleans:
Donations are still coming in to aid the people of the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan
NEW ORLEANS, La. - This week New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond announced that the Archdiocese of New Orleans had collected $527,655.82 for the people of the Philippines as they continue to recover from the effects of Typhoon Haiyan. Even now, several months after the devastating typhoon hit the island nation, donations are still coming into the archdiocesan offices.
"I am continually humbled by the generosity of the people of New Orleans and the surrounding area," said Archbishop Aymond. "I am overcome too by a sense of pride in the people of my hometown, many of whom know what it is like to lose everything, who offer prayers and give so generously of themselves when tragedy strikes others."
"The people of New Orleans continue to answer God's call to love one another by both giving of their time in prayer and by giving money to help the people of the Philippines recover," added the archbishop.
Those still wanting to make a monetary donation to help the people of the Philippines may send it to:
Archbishop Gregory Aymond
Archdiocese of New Orleans
7887 Walmlsey Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125