Holy Family Catholic Church is ready to lend aid to the victims of the March 2, 2012, tornadoes. To this goal, we are setting up this webpage, along with the Bulletin Board in the church & school lobby, to inform parishioners, students, and families of opportunities to give, and news about efforts made to bring spiritual, financial, and physical help to our friends and neighbors in Henryville, Indiana, and surrounding communities.
Holy Family will be working in conjunction with Catholic Charities for the long term recovery of the tornadoes. They will be beginning this work very soon. If you would like to volunteer to help with the recovery efforts, go to http://www.archindy.org/cc/disaster/volunteer-signup.html to sign up with Catholic Charities. They will then get in touch with you to give you the necessary information. You may want to consider organizing a group of your friends to help all at one time.
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Here is how you can help:
- for the victims and aid workers in your personal and family lives.
- with your Catholic community, or join Holy Family Catholic Church for our Masses and services throughout the week:
- Sunday @ 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday @ 5:00 p.m. (Confessions from 4:15 – 4:45 p.m.)
- Tuesday-Saturday @ 8:00 a.m. (Monday @ 8:00 a.m. Communion Service)
LEND FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Parishioners of Holy Family Catholic Church have already been very generous and have collected the weekend immediately after this tragic event. We will continue to collect monies, to be sent to Catholic Charities, through church or school offices, or through Sunday collection baskets. In order to donate:
- write out a check to “Holy Family Catholic Church” and in the memo line write “Tornado Relief” or
- drop off your check or cash in an envelope marked “Tornado Relief”
GIVE PHYSICAL HELP
- Join us in a Day of Service to Rebuild Homes Saturday, June 30, 2012. Click here for a flyer with more information. Register on www.heargodscall.com by June 25, 2012.
- APRIL 13 – AUGUST, 2012 -Volunteers are needed for tornado disaster recovery in Henryville (Special to The Criterion LINK) HENRYVILLE—In its continued effort to provide support for the people whose lives were devastated by the tornadoes that ripped through southern Indiana on March 2, Catholic Charities in the archdiocese is seeking volunteer teams to help rebuild homes from now through August. READ MORE HERE…
- BE a CATHOLIC CHARITIES CASE WORKER (link to post)
- PEKIN, IN – Anyone wishing to help at the Relief Center in Pekin can go directly to the center. It is located at the Methodist Church in Pekin (approximately 20 miles from Holy Family). The Relief Center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Check these websites for updated information:
- St. Francis, Henryville, Indiana
- Archdiocese of Indianapolis Tornado Relief page
- Holy Family Catholic Church, New Albany, Indiana
NEWS and UPDATES
- 6/11/12 - Join us in a Day of Service to Rebuild Homes Saturday, June 30, 2012. Click here for a flyer with more information. Register on www.heargodscall.com by June 25, 2012.
- 4/13/12 -Volunteers are needed for tornado disaster recovery in Henryville (Special to The Criterion LINK) HENRYVILLE—In its continued effort to provide support for the people whose lives were devastated by the tornadoes that ripped through southern Indiana on March 2, Catholic Charities in the archdiocese is seeking volunteer teams to help rebuild homes from now through August. READ MORE HERE…
- 3/19/12 -From March 8, 2012 press release: LifeSpring will provide free counseling to individuals affected by the tornados. Please see the attached press release.
- 3/16/12 – Per Tammy Becht, Deanery effort chair: An immediate need is for teams to remove debris. Chainsaws are needed, but only those who have EXPERIENCE with them in a real mess like this should consider helping in that way. Storms twist trees and they do not fall as they normally would. Also, a tree on a pile of debris must be cut up with great caution. These teams will need to take rakes, shovels, large heavy garbage bags, gloves, and wear boots.
- We are also looking for information about those who have specific skill sets in the construction trades. We want to pair experienced people on teams with those who have less experience but willing hearts to help and hope that with one or two skilled workers on a team, we can help get some homes repaired or rebuilt. There will be a sign up on the Deanery Facebook page.
- Perhaps people do not have building skills but want to help, we can still find a task for them; we will put them as team support, drivers, runners, transporters (gophers!)
- 3/13/12 - Disaster Recovery Center will Open in Clark County March 13