AMS Collections for Relief to Philippines Approach $100,000

Archdiocese continues to receive donations from Catholic military personnel

Father Daniel Mode, a Catholic U.S. Navy Chaplain stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, lends a hand to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. U.S. Navy photo. 

Father Daniel Mode, a Catholic U.S. Navy Chaplain stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, lends a hand to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. U.S. Navy photo.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) has collected a growing total of more than $93,000 so far to support relief to the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan struck the country in early November. Chief Financial Officer William Biggs said the AMS has received donations from Catholics stationed at more than 75 U.S. Military installations worldwide. The continuing influx comes in response to an appeal by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services.

Archbishop Broglio said:

“It is truly inspiring to see the generosity of Catholic servicemen and women, who already sacrifice so much for our country, to help others in time of great need. They have responded to this situation by the excellent and organized activities in the areas devastated by Haiyan and also by emptying their pockets. I continue to encourage anyone who can to support the victims of this tragic storm, which took the lives of more than 5,000 and left nearly two million homeless. They remain constantly in our prayers.”

Monetary donations may be sent directly to the AMS at the following address:

Attn: Philippine Typhoon Relief
P.O. Box 4469
Washington, DC 20017.

Donations may also be made on the AMS website through a dedicated online form.

Proceeds will be distributed to the Philippines through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) andCatholic Relief Services—the official international humanitarian agency representing the Catholic Church in the United States for charity outside U.S. borders. The donations provide for immediate necessities, such as water, food, shelter, and medical care, as well as longer-term recovery assistance, including the reconstruction of Church buildings damaged or destroyed by the devastating storm.