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

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CRS Mission Statement

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to:

  • Promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,
  • Serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.

As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.

About CRS

Created in 1943, Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the U.S. We are an organization of 5,000, working in 91 countries and reaching more than 100 million of the world's poorest people, helping those in need regardless of race, religion or nationality.

We are committed to upholding the sacredness of life and the dignity of every person, promoting international peace and justice, and creating global solidarity. In partnership with diocese, parishes, Catholic schools, colleges and organizations, we provide opportunities for Catholics in the United States to learn about and connect with their brothers and sisters overseas.

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CRS Archdiocese of Indianapolis contact:

Theresa Chamblee - tchamblee@archindy.org 317-236-1404

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