Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian aid agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, and is a vehicle for Catholics to live out global solidarity through prayer, education, Fair Trade, and advocacy. Catholic Relief Services partners with local and international organizations in each of the 92 countries it serves. It operates on an integral human development model, which assesses the needs of each situation holistically and empowers local communities to develop solutions that establish just and sustainable systems, providing permanent change in addition to immediate relief.
CRS acts on the behalf of the United States Catholic Church to carry out this work, meaning that you, as a member of the U.S. Church, are an important part of this global effort!
Catholic Relief Services Mission:
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to:
◾ Promote human development by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,
◾ Serve Catholics in the United States as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.
As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.