They are asking parishes to hold an emergency appeal if possible. Next weekend and the weekend after there are designated collections but not this weekend. They are also asking individuals to give generously in a mass mail out.
CAFOD is probably one of the best placed organisations to help in this area of the Congo through Caritas Internationalis, the international federation of Catholic agencies and also through exisitng partners such as Caritas Goma, the local diocesan aid agency. Please give generously!