People in the East Anglia diocese have been very generous. As of the 11th of March, over £75, 000 has come in from the diocese. Special mention must go to the parishes of Our Lady and St John, Sudbury, who have raised £5,210 and Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge, who have given over £6,200.
The money raised by individuals, schools and parishes will be used to support life-saving humanitarian relief, distributing food, water, tents and medical help to the most vulnerable. Just £25 would buy an emergency shelter kit, including tarpaulin, rope and nails for a family who were made homeless; and £30 would feed them for a week. Caritas has distributed emergency shelter kits to over 60,000 people since the earthquake struck.
The main CAFOD blog (http://blog.cafod.org.uk) has frequent updates on the situation. You can also recieve updates by becoming a fan of CAFOD on facebook or twitter.