Catholic Relief Services helping in Haiti

Destroyed houses are seen in a view of the Canape-Vert area Jan. 13 after a massive earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Red Cross said one-third of Haiti's population will require aid following the devastating quake. (CNS photo/Eduardo Munoz, Reuters) (Jan. 13, 2010)

Millions of people in Haiti are in need of assistance after an earthquake struck the poor Caribbean nation Tuesday. Catholic Relief Services is responding to the disaster. Among those reported dead were Archbishop Joseph Serge Miot of Port-au-Prince. Pope Benedict prayed Wednesday for the victims and urged the international community to provide generous assistance to the stricken population.

How to help the earthquake victims

• To donate via the internet, go to
• To donate by phone, call (800) 736-3467 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
• Mail checks to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090.
• To donate through the diocese, mail a check made out to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, c/o Mission Office, 424 N. Broadway, Wichita KS 67202. Write “Haiti” on the note line.