Please help our displaced neighbors in East Harlem

It has been more than three weeks since the terrible March 12 gas explosion in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood. The media have moved on to other disasters, but the people directly affected are still suffering from the shock of the explosion and from losing family members, neighbors, and their homes. You can help them.

There is a need for clothing, household items and other items for the people who have been displaced and have lost their possessions. These families are just transitioning from shelters to permanent housing and are starting all over to build their households.

Sr.  Sabiduria Alcaino, SSVM, the coordinator of religious education at St. Paul’s Parish at 113 East 117th Street, asks your help in getting supplies to these neighbors. Here is Sr. Sabiduria’s request for help, which has a  list of items that are needed. We in the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office, especially Sr. Catherine Ryan, FSP, the regional catechetical director, add our pleas as well.

Thank you for anything you can do.

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