We had a generous response to our 100 family matching appeal in July! A total of 67 donors signed up to be monthly donors. Even though we were a short of our goal of 100, our generous sponsor of the matching appeal promised to still support the original 100 families! This brings our total families matched between the San Diego and Michigan Chaldean Catholic Diocese to just over 2,000 families to whom we are sending monthly donations! More needs to be done, and we are working hard, and being innovative to reach out to more donors. Our next phase is to reach out to parishes across San Diego, please read the letters sent to all the priests in San Diego. We have started outreaching to local churches already, and the responses from parishioners have been heartwarming. So with a full set of volunteers, we are hoping to reach more churches in the coming months. Please contact us know if your parish is interested in having us discuss the ongoing plight of the innocent suffering brothers and sisters in Christ.
May 5, 2016
Hope for Iraqi Christians and the Knights of Columbus Mar Toma Council #10981 raised over $270,000 during a fundraising event on Thursday, May 5th in El Cajon. There were nearly 500 guests in attendance at the invite-only event hosted at the St. Peter’s Cathedral church hall. Read more here.
February 21, 2016
Thank you, Ryan, for helping us set up. Our Deacon Keith was allowed to give all homilies for the day, regarding the plight of the Christians and other minorities in Ninevah. Over $5,000 raised and monthly donors signed up for Adopt a Refugee Family.
February 18. 2016
Launch of MERCI California was a success! Dr. Bassam Jawaideh from Michigan gave a presentation on how he helped establish nine clinics in North Iraq helping the refugees. And Dr. Ayad Daoud is a Christian doctor who actually works in one of the clinics! Please pray for their ongoing efforts to support the displaced. You may contribute financially here under Medical Need.
January 31, 2016
On Sunday, Jan 31, 2016, we spent all day at St. Pius Catholic Church with my brother Knights, creating awareness on the plight of Iraqi Christian refugees.
May 7, 2015
Raising awareness at the East County San Diego Mayor's Luncheon, May 7th 2015, where we were able to discuss the plight of Christians, and have a booth for donations. Read more here.