Bishop of Brooklyn Nicholas DiMarzio is asking every parish in the Diocese to take up a voluntary collection for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas on either the weekends of Sept. 14/15 or Sept. 21/22. Monies collected will be sent to the Archdiocese of Nassau. If someone wishes to make a donation directly to the diocese, please make checks payable to the Compostela Fund and write Bahamas in the memo section.
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A man walks amid the rubble of destroyed homes Sept. 6, 2019, after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. (Photo: Catholic News Service)
A destroyed home is seen Sept. 7, 2019, in Treasure Cay after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. (Photo: Catholic News Service)
A Haitian woman does laundry Sept. 2, 2019, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. (Photo: Catholic News Service)
Statement from Bishop DiMarzio:
“We have all seen the painful images of devastation and heard of the deaths caused by the slowmoving Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected by this terrible natural disaster, the most devastating of its kind on record.
Asking the Lord to extend His blessings upon our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas during this difficult time, and thanking the faithful of Brooklyn and Queens for their continued compassion, I am.”