HELP THE ABBEY
On Friday, March 11, 2016, floodwaters from the Bogue Falaya River inundated Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College with nearly two feet of water. The impact of the flood far surpasses damages suffered in Hurricane Katrina — especially in light of record enrollment in the seminary. Over 100 crew members are working around the clock on the first stage of recovery. Although nobody was hurt, 31 buildings were damaged, and total losses may exceed $30 million. Seminary classes resumed after Easter, but the Abbey and campus remain closed to the public.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Provided below is a simple form to use to make a one-time or recurring donation to flood relief efforts. Clicking "Donate" will take you to the online donation page where you can complete your donation by credit card or by PayPal account. Always include your name and mailing address with your donation.
* Please note that by making a donation to our flood relief efforts, your gift will be gratefully received to address our most vital and immediate flood relief needs in accordance with our institutional priorities.
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Make a check payable to Flood Relief Fund and mail to:
Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College
Dept. of Institutional Advancement
75376 River Road
St. Benedict, LA 70457
You may also call the Department of Institutional Advancement at 985-867-2264.
If you would like to make your donation in memory or in honor of someone, you may call or email a note to Debb DeNoux (firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-867-2264) after completing your donation. In the note, be sure to include the name of the person in whose memory or honor the donation is being made, the name and address of the person we should notify of your gift, and your name, address, and the amount donated so that we can verify the donation was processed.
God bless you,
The monks, faculty, and staff of Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College
What are some other ways i CAN HELP?
In addition to making a gift through our site above, you may also:
- Shop at Amazon.com through the link on the right and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a percentage of the purchase price to Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College. Since there's no limit, be sure to bookmark and visit this link for all your Amazon purchases.
- We have partnered with Resource Bank, who will be accepting checks for the Abbey Flood Response on our behalf. You may visit any branch or mail a check. Checks should be made out to the Flood Relief Fund for Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College and mailed to Resource Bank, Attn: Private Banking, 70533 Highway 21, Covington, LA 70433. Click here for a list of Resource Bank Locations.
Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.