November 1, 2010

Canadian Catholics have raised more than $3 million to help flood victims in Pakistan through the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.

The $3 million raised for Development and Peace by Oct. 13 is eligible for matching funds from the federal government, transforming it into $6 million worth of aid. CCODP is now committed to working in Pakistan for years to come.

It’s partnering with Catholic Relief Services of the United States to deliver additional flood relief and post-flood reconstruction.

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is backing Development and Peace’s partnership with CRS with a $2-million supplementary grant from the Humanitarian Assistance Program.