Salesian Missions USA operates MissionNewswire, as a service to the public and the news media. The purpose is to provide information and insight about Salesian programs around the globe and news related to global humanitarian issues.
News stories about project funded and/or coordinated by Salesian Missions USA as well as the work of more than 20,000 missionaries serving in vulnerable communities around the globe.
Journalistic standards are applied to all content.
MissionNewswire is a member of the Catholic Press Association, Reuters Humanitarian News (Trust.org). Our news is picked up by Google News and ReliefWeb, the leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters operated by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), among others.
MissionNewswire is a key source of information for journalists, donors, organizational partners, funders and the public. In addition to the releases below, photographs and video from the field can be made available to journalists and partnersupon request.
Salesian Missions USA is headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, and is part of the Don Bosco Network—a worldwide federation of Salesian NGOs. The mission of the U.S.-based nonprofit Catholic organization is to raise funds for international programs that serve youth and families in poor communities around the globe. The Salesian missionaries are made up of priests, brothers and sisters, as well as laypeople—all dedicated to caring for poor children throughout the world in more than 130 countries and helping young people become self-sufficient by learning a trade that will help them gain employment. To date, more than 3 million youth have received services funded by Salesian Missions. These services and programs are provided to children regardless of race or religion.