Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, it has expanded in size to reach more than 100 million people in 91 countries on five continents. Their mission to assist impoverished and disadvantaged people overseas, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching to promote the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person. CRS maintains strict standards of efficiency, accountability and transparency: 93% of our expenditures go directly to programs.

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