On September 25th, Bishop Gregory Parkes issued a check in the amount of $250,000 to provide support to the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The check was sent by mail to Archbishop Patrick Pinder of the Archdiocese of Nassau* for the specific purpose of relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas.
“Our people are very generous here in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Whenever we put out a call or invitation to give for disaster relief, our faithful always respond. Because of their generosity, we are able to assist hurricane recovery efforts and emergency needs in the Bahamas,” said Bishop Parkes.
*The Archdiocese of Nassau encompasses all of the islands of the Bahamas, including the Abaco islands, which suffered the greatest impact from Dorian.