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Be the Relief! Global Giving Brings Christian Aid

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is helping college students make a global impact … from Marquette’s campus.

Students may not have the financial means to donate money to support a cause – but they are a part of a compassionate and do-good generation that strives to help people struggling with poverty, disease and hunger, and to make a difference in the world.

Together with Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking, we’re spreading the word to increase awareness of Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

Students have received Be the Relief T-shirts. Anytime they’re wearing their shirt to increase awareness of CRS, they earn the chance to WIN CASH.

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CRS puts Christ’s words into practice, reaching 100 million people in nearly 100 countries.

  • In Malawi, CRS is helping farmers grow and sell chilies. Some household incomes have risen 300%.
  • In Burkina Faso, 38,000 students attend school in classrooms CRS helped to build.
  • In Africa, where 97% of the world’s malaria occurs, CRS has distributed direct relief in the form of 3 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets.
  • CRS asks local leaders what their communities need, then educates and trains them to solve their own problems.
  • CRS works with other worldwide relief organizations to multiply the impact of their efforts.

Click here for more information about how Marquette students are working to Be the Relief.