Bishop Roger J. Foys has asked all parishes in the Diocese of Covington to conduct a collection of badly needed supplies during the weekend of August 27-28 for those affected by the flooding in Louisiana.
These materials include:
- Personal care products (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, body wash, deodorant, lotion, adult Depends, and Ensure)
- Cleaning supplies (laundry detergent, general cleaner, sponges, bleach, scrub brushes, buckets and rubber gloves)
- Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels etc.)
- Baby and infant supplies (diapers, wipes, baby wash, baby shampoo and baby lotion)
Donated items will be collected by volunteers and transported to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul facility in Crescent Springs and then sent on to the dioceses of Louisiana for distribution to those most affected by the flood.
Parishes may deliver the donated items directly to the St. Vincent de Paul facility. Please notify the Diocesan Office of Stewardship so that no volunteer is sent to your parish for the pick-up.
Bishop Foys has also instructed parishes of the Diocese of Covington to conduct a second monetary collection the weekend of Sept. 10–11 for the flooding relief efforts in Louisiana. These funds will be presented as a gift from the people of the Diocese of Covington to the dioceses of Louisiana affected by the flood, including the Diocese of Baton Rouge which is led by Bishop Robert Muench, former bishop of Covington.
Monetary contributions may also be sent directly to the diocesan Office of Stewardship and Mission Services. The mailing address is: Diocese of Covington, Stewardship and Mission Services, 1125 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011-3115.
Questions regarding the collection can be directed to the Office of Stewardship and Mission Services at (859) 392-1500.
Thank you for your consideration of this effort. Please remember the people of Louisiana in your prayers.
May God continue to bless you and those you love.