Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cuban appeal for storm funds

Cuban appeal for storm funds
Archdiocese uses Facebook to seek donations
Paul Keenan
Thursday, 29 November 2012
5:00 AM GMT

Cuba - The Archdiocese of Santiago has issued an appeal to the
international community for further assistance in the wake of Hurricane
While much media attention focused on the damage wrought by Sandy as it
tore through New York in America, Cuba - and Haiti - were seriously
Now, in an appeal backed by Archbishop Dionosio Garcia, the Santiago
archdiocese has launched a Facebook appeal for funds to be forwarded via
two accounts it has opened at the Vatican's Institute for Religious
Works and the US-based Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre Foundation.
On November 19, Caritas in Cuba received the first batch of humanitarian
aid gathered by the US Archdiocese of Miami, home to many Cuban
emigrants and exiles.

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