The St. Ignatius Catholic Community is a long-time supporter of Catholic Relief Services in their efforts to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas.

For the past three years, St. Ignatius has partnered with Catholic Relief Services and the Baltimore Orioles to provide 75,000 packaged meals to women and children in Burkina Faso. Last year, we were able to meet our $1,500 goal.

This year, as the number of global COVID-19 cases surpasses 10 million, and the death toll exceeds 500,000, the coronavirus pandemic is causing devastating loss, grief and disruption worldwide. A sharp rise in the number of confirmed cases continues to be observed in the United States and Brazil, as well as in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the United Kingdom. Cases are also rising on the African continent, especially in Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa. In times of crisis, people living on the margins are hit the hardest. For the most vulnerable in communities where health systems are strained, the pandemic has the potential to massively disrupt their stability, income, safety and access to food.

St. Ignatius Catholic Community joined hands to support the work of Catholic Relief Services by making a donation in the amount of $300 to support communities in COVID-19 prevention, awareness, hygiene, strengthened health systems, food security and livelihoods.

In this short video, hear Advice from Refugees in Greece to Other Refugees and Displace around the World.

Visit here to learn more about CRS’ COVID-19 Response.

If you’d like to get involved in immigration advocacy work, visit the Immigration Subcommittee page here