Catholic Relief Services commits $5 million to Hurricane Matthew response in Haiti

 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is committing an initial $5 million to help Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean recover from Hurricane Matthew, the powerful storm that has left hundreds dead and devastated communities in this nation still recovering from the earthquake that struck in 2010. “Haiti in particular has once again been struck by a tragedy,” said Sean Callahan, CRS’ Chief Operating Officer. “This commitment shows that we will continue to stand with its people, offering our hand in friendship, to help and support them in this time of dire need.” The funds will be used to continue and expand relief work that began even before Matthew hit on October 4 as CRS staff pre-positioned supplies in areas where the storm was expected to make landfall.