March 18, 2020
Dear Cabrini Mission Foundation Family, Friends and Partners in Ministry,
These are challenging times. With the uncertainty and escalating nature of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) the environment in which we work and live is rapidly changing. We are all becoming familiar with the term social distancing as well as a series of precautions designed to protect us as well as those most vulnerable to the spread of the virus. During this Lenten season we must not only keep strong in our faith but be prepared to address and adapt to what lies ahead.
“We want to assure you of our prayers during this difficult time for you and your family. All of us need to work and pray for the common good and health of people throughout the world.”
The Cabrini Mission Foundation is adhering to Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and recommendations. As of March 16, 2020, the Foundation office is closed and staff is working remotely. Business hours however will remain 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and phone calls, voice messages and emails will be answered.
How you can help…
True to Mother Cabrini’s charism, the Foundation works each day to support programs of healing, teaching, and caring. As you may know, Cabrini Immigrant Services in Manhattan operates a food pantry that provides food to 750 families each month. Many of these families will be disproportionately impacted by the current economic situation due to layoffs or simply the loss of available working hours. Also, the foundation is supporting some immigrants who have won their asylum cases one of which just had a beautiful baby girl.
If you are in a position to help others at this time a financial gift to the Foundation for the emergency fund for COVID-19 would be helpful.
We are pleased to join you in making efforts to minimize the risk of a COVID-19 infection in all of our communities.
May our tender and loving God make you firm in faith, joyful in hope and active in charity.
Sr. Pietrina Raccuglia, MSC