Cross International Successfully Applies Its Church-Based Method of Helping the Poor to Bring Relief to Recent Hurricane Victims in U.S
The recent hurricane strikes in the Gulf Coast have proven that Cross International Catholic Outreach's approach of helping needy people through a church-based method of distribution is as effective in the U.S. as it is overseas.
While the relief efforts of others were slow to develop and difficult to administer, the church's nimble response on a "grass roots" level has been both effective and inspiring. In hard hit areas, priests and their parishes mobilized quickly and found creative ways to deal with people's unique situations.
"We heard it over and over again. People who were struggling to get their needs met in those early weeks after the storms said that the …
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Publication information: Article title: Cross International Successfully Applies Its Church-Based Method of Helping the Poor to Bring Relief to Recent Hurricane Victims in U.S. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: National Catholic Reporter. Volume: 42. Issue: 1 Publication date: October 21, 2005. Page number: 6a. © 2009 National Catholic Reporter. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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