Archbishop Thomas Wenski has asked the 105 parishes of the Archdiocese of Miami to hold a special collection to raise funds to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy, the Archdiocese said Friday.
The money will go to help churches in the Northeast U.S. and in the Caribbean and to help their people as recovery from the storm begins.
Some churches will hold the special collection this weekend, and others next weekend, on Nov. 10-11, the Archdiocese said in a statement Friday.
Meantime, Keys Energy Services (KEYS) says it’s sending seven linemen to Long Island in New York to help restore power there. The linemen, three bucket trucks, one digger truck and a utility pole trailer left for New York at daybreak on Friday.
The crew expects to spend at least two weeks in the region as they assist the Long Island Power Authority in restoring power, according to KEYS.
The utility said the linemen left for Delaware to help restore power there on Tuesday, but received word en route that their assistance was no longer needed because of minimal damage and power outages.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami continues to accept Sandy-related donations at www.ccadm.org.