CSJ Congregation Gives $45K to Haiti Relief

The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet has made an initial donation totaling $45,000 to three organizations that support both the immediate and ongoing needs of the people of Haiti.

“The earthquake has caused tremendous losses—lives, businesses, homes, public and other buildings serving the needs of the people. Our compassion urges us to action to help alleviate the pains that come with such a disaster and to walk in solidarity with the people as they move out of shock towards recovery,” says Sister Francine Costello, CSJ, a member of the Congregational Leadership Team.


The funds represent a combination of corporate contributions from the congregation’s provinces and vice provinces as well as individual donations from its members.


The St. Louis province has contributed to this fund.


Three fourths of the funds will be sent to Catholic Relief Services.


One-eighth will be sent to Friends of the Children of Haiti (FOTCOH). Established in 1991, FOTCOH provides medical care and offers child sponsorship opportunities.


One-eighth will be sent to to Fonkoze, Haiti’s Alternative Bank for the Organized Poor. Established in 1994, Fonkoze is the largest micro-finance institution offering a full range of financial services to the rural-based poor in Haiti.


Corporate and individual donations continue to come in. These funds will be included in a second congregational contribution to be donated in March.

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