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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian organization of the U.S. Catholic Bishops that seeks to end poverty, hunger and disease.   We work in 112 countries, reaching 121 million people each year.   Our mission is grounded in Catholic values, which call on us to foster compassion and dignity among the world’s most marginalized people.

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Your Help Is Needed In Ukraine

As the Ukrainian conflict continues, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), in partnership with the Church and Caritas Ukraine (the Catholic Charities of Ukraine), has been on the ground in the Ukraine and in bordering countries working closely with the people in providing safe shelter, hot meal, hygiene supplies, fuel to keep warm, transport to safe areas, counseling support and more.  
Your prayers and financial support are needed as CRS and Caritas Ukraine continued to provide immediate assistance for our Ukrainian sisters and brothers affected by this crisis. 

Donation Options

Online:  Or click HERE to be directed to the CRS Ukraine Giving Webpage

By Phone: 877-435-7277

Check or Money Order by Mail: 
Catholic Relief Services
P.O. Box 17090
Baltimore, MD  21297-0303

The situation there is rapidly unfolding, and we could not do this work without your help. To learn more about the work and ministry of CRS, the international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, in the Ukraine, please visit

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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.

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About CRS

In 1943, the Roman Catholic Bishops of the United States established Catholic Relief Services to help war-torn Europe and its refugees recover. During World War II, CRS’ work focused on the resettlement of war refugees in Europe. Today, more than 70 years later, our mission continues to focus on the poor overseas, using the gospel of Jesus Christ as our mandate. We continually seek to help those most in need, providing assistance on the basis of need, without regard to race, creed or nationality.

Focusing on innovative programs in agriculture, health and emergency response, we partner with communities and other Church institutions around the world to address urgent needs, while developing solutions to help vulnerable people survive and thrive long term.  We are located in 101 countries, have a global staff of 5000, and serve nearly 100,000,000 people each year.  

Within the United States, we help Catholics in parishes, dioceses and schools live their faith through tangible programs and activities that promote human dignity and respond to human needs around the world.  

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Contact Information

Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Catholic Relief Services
Theresa Chamblee



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