Diocese of Scranton to take a collection to aid storm victims

SCRANTON — The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops requested each diocese participate in an emergency monetary collection to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The collection will occur in the Diocese of Scranton during the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10.

The emergency collection will be used both to support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses through the USCCB.

“This storm of historic proportions has caused great hardship for so many people,” said Bishop Joseph C. Bambera. “I ask all of us to offer prayers and support as we accompany our sisters and brothers on their long and difficult road to recovery.”