Appeal for Massive Earthquake in Nepal
Tuesday, 28 April 2015 00:00

NEWS RELEASE                     144 West Wood Street,
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                                                                     Rev. Monsignor John A. Zuraw, Chancellor

FOR RELEASE Immediate DATE SENT April 28, 2015
SUBJECT         Diocese of Youngstown Coordinates Appeal for Massive Earthquake
                        in Nepal

MORE INFO     CatholicCharities DIocesan Office  330.744.8451 x316 

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the official overseas relief and development agency of
the United States Catholic Bishops, and Caritas Internationalis, the international aid
and development agency of the Catholic Church, are responding to the devastating
7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal near Kathmandu and affected nearby parts of
India on the morning of April 25, 2015.  Avalanches were also reported in the Himalyas,
including on Mount Everest.  There is catastrophic structural damage in Kathmandu and
people are trapped in collapsed buildings.  The death toll is climbing at an alarming rate
as survivors dig through the rubble frantically trying to free loved ones and neighbors. The
needs are expected to be significant with millions affected.

CRS is responding and has committed resources to relief efforts.  Both CRS and its
Caritas partners have begun procuring emergency relief materials such as
tarpaulins/shelter kits and water, sanitation and hygiene materials.

If you would like to support CRS’s efforts in Nepal, please send a donation to Nepal
Earthquake Relief Fund/CRS
, c/o Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown,

144 W. Wood Street, Youngstown, OH 44503.  For more information, contact the
Catholic Charities Diocesan Office at 330-744-8451.