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Springfield Catholics give $80,000 for storm victims in Philippines

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Roman Catholics in Western Massachusetts have helped to raise more than $80,000 to assist victims of the typhoon that struck the Philippines last year. The Springfield Diocese’s Accounting Department reported that $78,041 has been remitted to Catholic Relief Services and another $2,407 has been received recently and will be sent to the relief services within the next two weeks. Bishop Timothy McDonnell called the generosity of parishioners outstanding. The typhoon that struck the nation last November killed thousands of people and left many more injured, homeless, and without a livelihood.

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