About Us

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FAITH AT WORK RELIEVES HUNGER, POVERTY, DISEASE WORLDWIDE

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic church in the United States. In the caring hands of its 5,000 workers, CRS puts Christ’s words into practice implementing direct relief. We reach:

  • 100 million people
  • In nearly 100 countries

Thousands of donors trust CRS to use their contributions efficiently and effectively, knowing that it directs 92% of its expenditures to programs that benefit the poor.

  • Two-thirds is designated for education, healthcare, sanitation, agriculture and other activities that empower communities for the long term.
  • About one-third of CRS services focus on disaster relief when calamity strikes.

A recent article in the Christian Science Monitor noted that of the 50 largest U.S.-based charities, only three received the highest rating from charity evaluation groups. Catholic Relief Services was one of the three, receiving objective validation for the charity work it has been doing since 1943.