We come to you with hearts full of gratitude for the countless ways you have provided for your communities over the past months. Many of you worked on the frontlines to ensure individuals and families could access the most basic of needs. Certainly, we have witnessed those on the margins pushed even further to the edge, and those who have never gone without now experience insecurities for the first time.
While our own communities in the Diocese of Richmond have struggled, and continue to do so, we must acknowledge the extreme vulnerabilities facing the international community. As Catholics, we are called to be global citizens who are conscious of and respond to the needs of those beyond our homes. For those in Haiti, worsening conditions related to COVID-19, civil unrest, and the impending hurricane season have created a multitude of insecurities. Some of our Haitian twin parishes have begun to experience food shortages like never before.
In this time of extraordinary need, we ask for your support in aiding the communities of Haiti. We are seeking financial assistance for youth education; food for families; and a support fund that would allow the Diocese of Hinche to create sustainable projects, assist with medical care, and meet the needs of parishes who do not have a twin in the Diocese of Richmond. Due to generous donations, matching grants for education and food will allow your contributions to carry an even greater impact. No gift is too small.
During the 200th bicentennial anniversary of our Diocese, we look at our history as well as to our future. This is a momentous opportunity for us to reaffirm our pledge to walk with our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Hinche, and to respond to their needs in whatever ways we are able.
We thank you for your support during the 2020 Hope for Haiti Campaign, and may God bless you and your families throughout the remainder of this year.
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