Join CRS, our partners on the ground, and college and university students around the country in responding to Hurricane Matthew, a powerful category 4 storm that made landfall in Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.
By Casey Semenza, CRS Student Ambassador at Cabrini University
Living in a world that seems to be devoid of peace, love and hope can make one feel helpless and scared, especially those of us who are young and have much of our lives still ahead of us. But, my three-day trip to Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore to take part in the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Student Ambassador Leaders Together (SALT) Summit made me feel the opposite of helpless and scared. I came out empowered and impassioned with the mission of God.
By Rita Marino, CRS Student Ambassador at Villanova University and CRS Intern in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Office
In life, it is so easy to turn a blind eye to the plight of others. Perhaps our lives appear too hectic or the issues too large. However, despite distance, race or circumstance, we are all brothers and sisters--part of God's family. Our everyday decisions impact both the people and the environment around the globe.
This post was written by Katie Briante, a student and CRS Ambassador at Cabrini College. She is currently a Spring 2016 intern with CRS and a blogger for their CRS University blog.
On Saturday, April 16th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador. More than 650 people died and thousands of homes were destroyed. Over 100,000 people were affected by this earthquake, which was the largest Ecuador has seen in over 30 years. CRS is doing everything possible to respond to those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Nearly 842 million people worldwide face hunger on a daily basis. Often times it is the most vulnerable in a community who suffer the greatest from hunger--women, the elderly, and children. Hunger causes the deaths of about 5 million children each year, and approximately 17 million children are born underweight annually, the result of inadequate nutrition before and during pregnancy. (facts via CRS website)
Most of us take comfort knowing that slavery ended in the United States 150 years ago with the Emancipation Proclamation and the passage of the 13th Amendment.
But, sadly, a 2014 U.S. Department of Labor report identified 136 goods from 74 countries around the world that were made by forced labor and child labor, meaning that slavery still exists around the world.
Fundraising can sometimes seem like more of a hassle than it’s worth. There’s a lot of planning, logistics, and anxiety over how successful it will turn out to be. Yet, it’s a necessity on campus—whether for a spring break service immersion trip, a leadership conference, or just some extra money in your CRS Student Ambassador budget.
If you're looking for ideas to spread the word on campus about your CRS Student Ambassador program and events, you've come to the right place! We want to share with you a few of the awesome social media posts and email blasts that CRS Student Ambassadors around the country have used. If you have any ideas or examples to add from your campus, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.