June 20, 2008

How you can help flood victims

By Sean Gallagher

Second collections were taken up in some archdiocesan parishes on June 14-15 to give aid to those affected by the early June flooding. Other parishes will be taking up collections for flood victims this weekend and in the future.

Donations are also being accepted through the archdiocesan Web site -- click here to give.

At press time, no amounts from the second collections had been reported.

Funds collected will be distributed once the specific needs in the flood-damaged communities have been determined, said David Siler, archdiocesan executive director for Catholic Charities and Family Ministries.

Those who wish to give financial support or volunteer with St. Bartholomew Parish in Columbus’ outreach to flood victims should log on to www.saintbartholomew.org or call 812-379-9353, ext. 240.

Anyone interested in learning how to give donations to the flood relief efforts of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish in Greenwood can log on to www.olgreenwood.org or call 317-888-2861.

Those interested in volunteering in Martinsville or giving aid to its flood victims should call St. Martin of Tours Parish at 765-342-6379.

To assist Catholic Charities Terre Haute, call 812-232-1477.

To learn how to help Catholic Charities Indianapolis respond to flood victims across the archdiocese, log on to www.catholiccharitiesindy.org or call 800-382-9836, ext. 1500, or 317-236-1500. †

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