Final Tally: U.S. Military Catholics Donate $90,892 to Nepal Earthquake Relief

Collections taken up at installations worldwide in response to April 29 appeal from Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Catholics in the United States Military this year donated a total of $90,892 in relief to victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. Catholic military chaplains, serving with endorsement from the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS), accepted the donations over a six-month period from May to November at military installations worldwide, mostly in special collections at Sunday Mass.

The designated offerings came in response to an April 29 appeal from His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services. Archbishop Broglio gave thanks for the response of Catholics who serve.

Archbishop Broglio said:

“Once again, the faithful of this global archdiocese have responded to others in need. It is already a part of their “DNA”, because they always strive to meet the needs of others. However, given their own limited assets, I am deeply touched by this response to the victims who lost everything in the earthquake that shook Nepal last April.”

According to reports, more than 9,000 people were killed and more than 23,000 injured in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks, which left countless others missing, homeless, or living in unsanitary conditions.

AMS Chief Financial Officer William Biggs said a check in the amount of $90,892 has been sent to Catholic Relief Services, marked attention of Nepal Earthquake Relief.