Archdiocesan warning regarding possible fraudulent donation solicitations for Typhoon Haiyan

November 21, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: 
shelton

It has been reported to the Archdiocese of St. Louis that an alleged fraudulent solicitation of funds for Typhoon Haiyan relief was made over the phone using the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ name. During this alleged incident the caller asked for a credit card number.

At this time we wish to make the public aware that the Archdiocese of St. Louis is not soliciting donations over the phone for this purpose and any call regarding donations for typhoon relief did not originate with us. We are accepting donations for typhoon relief through special collections at Sunday Masses; we are also accepting donations by mail to the following address:

Archdiocesan Finance Office
Attention: Catholic Relief Services—Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO  63119

All donations collected by the Archdiocese of St. Louis will be directly turned over to Catholic Relief Services.