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Catholic dioceses raise $1.3M to help superstorm victims

This aerial photo provided by the U.S.Air Force shows flooding on the New Jersey shoreline during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard.
This aerial photo provided by the U.S.Air Force shows flooding on the New Jersey shoreline during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard.
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A special collection for Hurricane Sandy victims along with other fundraising efforts throughout the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese raised $450,000 for downstate communities hit hard by the late-October storm. Collections and fundraising in five upstate dioceses, including Albany, raised more than $1.3 million, Bishop Howard Hubbard of the Albany Diocese said Wednesday. The response from the Albany Diocese and others across the state was noteworthy considering that at a similar time in 2011, gifts were ...


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