I am delighted and overwhelmed at the magnificent response of Catholics of the Diocese of Dallas to our appeal for the victims of the tragic earthquake that struck Haiti. The special collection resulted in over $740,000 in donations. There has never before been such an outpouring of generosity and love through a special collection for our brothers and sisters who have lost so much. The collection exceeded the special collection for Hurricane Katrina by $200,000.
Such generosity will be a blessing for the people of Haiti but it will also be a blessing for those who opened their hearts and their checkbooks.
My heartfelt thanks.