Catholic Relief Services Supports New Zealand Earthquake Relief Efforts

CRS is supporting Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand in its response to the Christchurch earthquake.
By: John Rivera
Feb. 23, 2011 - PRLog -- Catholic Relief Services is supporting the relief efforts of our sister agency, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, in responding to Tuesday’s 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch. Caritas funds will support the St Vincent de Paul Society, Catholic Social Services and other agencies to respond to immediate needs, as well as provide long-term recovery and assistance to those affected by this disaster.

Caritas noted that it does not normally respond directly to emergencies within New Zealand, but the scale of the disaster requires an exceptional response, and they will assist agencies facing needs on the ground.

For updates on Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s response to this emergency, please visit their website at

Catholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The agency provides assistance to people in more than 100 countries and territories based on need, regardless of race, nationality or creed. For more information, please visit or

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Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. We provide assistance to people in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality.
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