Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Responds to East African Famine
East Africa’s worst drought in more than half a century is causing extreme hunger for more than 11 million people. Severe lack of rainfall has resulted in failed crops, critical shortages in food and water, and countless numbers of livestock dying from dehydration and starvation. Further compounding the crisis are drastic increases in food prices.
All this brings to mind sobering images from the Ethiopian famine of 1984. This time is different. This time, we know what is likely to come as the disaster unfolds. Please help Catholic Relief Services with a generous gift so that CRS can quickly increase their efforts there to feed and provide water to as many needy people as possible.
Help prevent another tragedy. CRS has been working in East Africa since 1960 providing emergency relief and long term development assistance.
Please consider a monetary gift to:
Catholic Relief Services c/o Diocese of Youngstown
144 W. Wood Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
Memo: East Africa Relief Fund