Because we believe that every life is precious to God, Cross Catholic Outreach provides support and resources to free and affordable health programs serving the poor. It is a mission of mercy that ensures even the most disadvantaged families receive the preventive care and medical treatments they deserve.
In fiscal year 2021, we continued to empower our Catholic ministry partners to look after the needs of the sick and injured throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, Cross Catholic Outreach shipped about $298.2 million worth of medicines and medical supplies and funded the construction of three medical centers that will serve 16,895 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 Bolivia, your support empowered the San Lucas Health Foundation to provide poor families in remote mountain villages as well as homeless street dwellers with health care. And in Haiti, you helped treat and screen women for breast cancer through the Diocese of Jeremie’s Women’s Health Program.