FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2020
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Urges Support for Victims of Earthquakes in Puerto Rico
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, is announcing his request for a special voluntary collection this weekend, January 18 and 19, at parishes throughout the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens for victims of the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico.
“We have all seen the painful images of the devastation caused by the multiple earthquakes in Puerto Rico. Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected by this terrible natural disaster. We also must remember that Puerto Rico continues to recover from the devastating effects caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, which affected the infrastructure, health services, education, energy and telecommunications networks on the island,” said The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn.
“I ask the Lord to extend His blessings upon our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico during this difficult time. I also thank the faithful people of Brooklyn and Queens for their continued compassion,” concluded Bishop DiMarzio.
The money collected will be sent by the Diocese of Brooklyn for distribution and direct assistance to the Archdiocese of San Juan in Puerto Rico. If someone wishes to write a check for the collection, it should be made payable to the Compostela Fund. For those who wish to mail a donation, it can be sent to: Compostela Fund c/o Diocesan Finance Office, 310 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Please write Puerto Rico in the check’s memo section.