January 24, 2020

Archbishop Chaput Calls For Parishes To Support Relief Efforts For Puerto Rico Earthquake Victims

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has asked that all parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia consider taking up a voluntary collection to help the people of Puerto Rico as they recover in the wake of recent natural disaster.

A series of major earthquakes have devastated the island’s infrastructure. Residents face a long road to recovery and contributed funds will be sent to Catholic Charities USA to help the people of Puerto Rico. Many – including religious communities – have lost everything.    

At the discretion of individual pastors, this additional collection may be taken up at any time in the coming months as it is envisioned that there will be ongoing need.


Editor’s Note: Individuals may also remit donations individually. Checks should be made payable to “Archdiocese of Philadelphia” and mailed to the address below.

Individuals may also remit donations directly by mailing them to:

The Church in Puerto Rico
c/o Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Office for Financial Services
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Alaina N. Longo
Deputy Communications Officer
215-587-3747 (office)