Residents pray inside a damaged Catholic church Nov. 10 after Super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban, Philippines. The typhoon, one of the strongest storms in history, is believed to have killed tens of thousands, but aid workers were still trying to reach remote areas.
Parishes to have a second collection to help typhoon victims
The Diocese of Rochester has urged parishes to conduct a second collection over the next several weeks to help victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines region with sustained winds of 195 miles per hour.
Funds collected will be donated to Catholic Relief Services, which is among the organizations responding in the wake of the storm. Checks may be made out to the parish with "Typhoon Relief" written in the memo field.