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February 22, 2010

Bishop McFadden and Students to Present Check to Catholic Relief Services

On Tuesday, February 23 at 9:45 a.m., Most Reverend Joseph P. McFadden, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, and students from twelve Archdiocesan schools will present Catholic Relief Services with a check to help fund the organization's Haiti relief efforts. Maureen McCullough, Regional Director of Catholic Relief Services, will be on hand to accept the check on behalf of the organization, which is the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community providing assistance to people in more than 100 countries and territories based on need.

9:45 a.m.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Archdiocesan Office Center
222 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Since the January 12 earthquake that devastated the country of Haiti, schools across the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have mobilized to raise funds to support the country's relief efforts. Students planned fundraising events in their communities, collected change for dress down days and completed extra chores for additional allowance to help support the people of Haiti. Through campaigns like these and many others, Archdiocesan schools have raised over $145,000 for Catholic Relief Services.

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Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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