For Immediate Release November 10, 2013 Contact: Patricia Cole pcole@catholiccharitiesusa.

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Catholic Charities USA Responds to Typhoon Haiyan “Our thoughts are heavy at the reports of widespread devastation” Alexandria, Va. – Rev. Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) responds to the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan: "Our hearts are heavy at the reports of widespread devastation in the areas impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. With thousands reported dead and many more injured, this is tragedy on a devastating scale. Catholic Charities USA and its network of member agencies stand at the ready to support our sister organization, Catholic Relief Services, as they prepare to respond on the front lines to this natural disaster. “We send our thoughts and prayers to those in the Philippines now without food, clothing, or shelter, and those preparing to provide emergency assistance, and pray for the repose of the souls of all those who have died.”

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