The Holy Cross school community raised approximately $900.00 to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey through the recent "Hats for Harvey" initiative. Students and faculty dressed down and wore their Holy Cross spirit shirts and a hat for a $5.00 donation. Monies raised were sent through Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC) to help St. Ignatius of Loyola in Spring, Texas.
"Our Crusader family always wants to help others in need," said Meg Dwyer '05, Director of Student Activities. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by Hurricane Harvey as well as Hurricane Irma. We wanted to do something for the victims during this difficult time."
CHWC released the following statement. "Like most around the country that have been following the devastation and destruction of Hurricane Harvey, we at Catholic HEART Workcamp are heartbroken. After learning that St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish in Spring, Texas, longtime supporters of CHWC, had been completely flooded, we felt compelled to do something. This past summer St. Ignatius parish served in Charleston, SC and has been bringing youth to Workcamp for 15 years with the blessing of their pastor Fr. Norbert Maduzia. St. Ignatius is also the home parish of former CHWC summer staff member, Gordon See. In an effort to come together as the greater Workcamp community, CHWC is putting a campaign into effect that will help contribute to the rebuilding of St. Ignatius and those effected in their parish. CHWC will match donations made up to $5,000.00. As Fr. Norbert states during his commentary while documenting the flooded conditions of the church, 'It looks like being a people for others is going to mean being a people for each other for a while until we can get all this taken care of. Nothing is impossible without God. The church is us. We will go on.'"