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Monday, December 15, 2008

50 years of work in the Holy Land

Catholic Relief Services reflects on nearly 50 years of work in the Holy Land.

As part of the seminary pilgrimage to the Holy Land, we had the opportunity to visit a couple sites that have received assistance by CRS. In particular, we went to a rural community near Hebron where CRS built a community center and some very basic housing for the farmers. Due to politicial issues within the Holy Land, the houses provide little more than shelter from the weather and a place to rest, but those who received these houses were very grateful. Also, the community was very proud of their community center, which gave them a space for a medical clinic and other resources.

If what we saw in the Holy Land is representative of everything CRS does, they are doing great work and very worth supporting with our donations.

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