Over the course of the past several weeks, hurricanes, tropical storms and violent earthquakes have devastated a number of countries in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Hurricanes Irma, Jose, Maria destroyed thousands of homes, businesses and churches and left thousands of people without water, shelter or power. Places such as Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Florida, Puerto Rico, St. Martin and Turks and Caicos Islands all suffered crippling damage. As well, on September 19, a massive earthquake hit Mexico City, causing 286 deaths – just two weeks after an earthquake leveled buildings and killed at least 90 people in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The situation remains grave for the injured and displaced.
The York Catholic District School Board is partnering with the Archdiocese of Toronto to raise funds to support those whose lives have been affected by these disasters. Funds will be sent through Catholic relief channels, including Caritas Internationalis, the official Catholic relief agency.
On November 30th, our school will be holding a Loonie-Toonie (civvies) Day to raise funds and we hope we can count on your support of this very important endeavor.
Thurs., Nov. 30th: Loonie-Toonie Day (civvies) for humanitarian relief.