BENEFITING: Catholic Relief Services, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
Hello Family and Friends,
I am running in the 2014 New York Marathon. This will be my first marathon and will be huge accomplishment for me but I also wanted it too benefit others by way of a charitable organization. I have chosen Catholic Relief Services it is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.
Their mission statement is :
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.
If you find this is a cause you could support I would appreciate any donations to help me reach my goal and give greater meaning to 26.2 miles.
Thank you for taking a look at this page and please email me any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Relief Services: crs.org