January 2005

Catholic Health Initiatives Contributes to Tsunami Relief

Catholic Health Initiatives has contributed $10,000 to disaster relief in the Asian and East African countries devastated by the recent tsunami through the Catholic Medical Mission Board, which has 75 years of experience providing relief in massive disaster situations. Catholic Health Initiatives is also collecting and consolidating market-based organizations' contributions to the disaster relief fund. "Catholic Health Initiatives has benefited from many blessings, and we are now called to share some of our many gifts with others who are in great need," said Peggy Egan, OSF, PhD, vice president of mission and healthy communities for Catholic Health Initiatives. Future issues of Initiatives will include news about how market-based organizations are responding to the need for aid. If you have news of tsunami relief efforts, send them to initiatives@catholichealth.net.