The reality of the material needs of the missions can never be overstated. Living in the United States can be difficult without electricity, clean water and a social support system which exists to help people through difficult times. The reality is that many people in the missions do not have clean water, they do not have homes, access to education, or opportunities to make changes in their lives.
The history of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is that of tremendous generosity in support of missionaries and in response to the needs of the missions. You can make a donation on-line and designate it to any of the programs within the Pontifical Mission Societies. Donations in the form of a check or money order can be made out to Society of the Propagation of the Faith and mailed to:
Pontifical Mission Societies in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90010 USA