Believing that every life is precious to God, Cross Catholic Outreach teams up with free and affordable health clinics and other medical partners to ensure that even the most disadvantaged individuals receive the treatment and preventive care they need.
In fiscal year 2020, that commitment took on new meaning as COVID-19 dealt a blow to global health and forced the medical community to adapt to evolving safety guidelines. The gifts from friends like you enabled us to send personal protective equipment to our partners and to help them continue reaching the poor with lifesaving services ranging from health screenings to maternity care to major surgery.
In total, Cross Catholic Outreach shipped about $296.6 million worth of medicines and medical supplies, funded 703 procedures, and brought health education to more than 12,000 people. There was also the less tangible, but no less important, impact on hearts and souls as our Catholic partners ministered to the poor with the love of Christ the Healer.
For example, in Ethiopia, you generously helped the Brothers of Good Works provide maternal and infant care services at St. Gabriel Catholic Health Center. And in Nicaragua, you provided expensive asthma medications and other care for mothers and children at Tim’s Clinic.