Tampa Catholic Pitches in for Hurricane Relief

This week is Carefest in the Diocese of St. Petersburg.  It is a week in which we focus on our Christian duty to serve others and to selflessly give back to those in need.  We have many projects planned this week with our students through their classes and clubs.  For one of these projects we asking for parental support and participation.  We are conducting a financial drive for Hurricane relief and for critical relief items for Puerto Rico.  These efforts will take part in two distinct ways, financial support and the collection of relief items.  We are organizing this in the following manner:

  1. TC will be collecting money through our Theology missions’ collection for Hurricane Relief.  We are setting $10 as the goal for each student.  We hope that those with means will find it their hearts to contribute more.  All monies collected will be donated to Catholic Charities Hurricane Relief.  Catholic Charities is consistently one of the top agencies in the USA for distributing relief to those in need with the lowest administrative costs.

  2. Parents, Students, Alumni and Friends may contribute by using BidPal’s text to give.  To donate by text message, please text the following:  To:  243-725 (where your contact or phone number is listed) Message:  TCcares.  After you send this text you will receive a link to donate.  From your PC you may donate by clicking this link:  http://bidpal.net/TCCARES Please share this text and link information with your family and friends.  Please see the graphic below for more information.

  3. Our World Language Department will be collecting relief items specifically for Puerto Rico.  Students may bring the following items to any World Language classroom this week:  Water, canned goods, batteries, flashlights, mosquito repellent, toiletries, tarps to cover houses, diapers, formulas for babies, and toilet paper.  We will be delivering these items on Friday for immediate disbursement. 

We ask that you discuss these critical needs as a family.  Please give as generously as you can and please continue to pray for those suffering from these terrible natural disasters. Thank you in advance for your support.

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