Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) continues to monitor the impact of Hurricane Irma and is working with Catholic Charities agencies in the affected communities to assess their needs. Please remember in your thoughts and prayers the workers in Catholic Charities in Florida, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico who are working to respond to the needs in their communities.
Last weekend, the CCUSA's Mobile Response Center was in Victoria, Texas distributing supplies to over 300 families. CCUSA, the official domestic relief agency of the Catholic Church, will continue working with the local Catholic Charities agencies to assist families and individuals impacted by both hurricanes Harvey and Irma now and for the long-term.
Here is how you can help:
Pray: God of hope and mercy, we lift up to you all victims of Hurricane Irma and Harvey, and those responding with assistance and aid. Protect all who are in any form of danger; provide practical help to all those in need; strengthen the weary; console the grieving and heal the suffering; and bless those engaged in disaster relief efforts with safety and courage. Help all people of goodwill to respond with compassion and generous hearts. Amen.
Give: Help support our disaster relief efforts by texting CCUSADISASTER to 71777 or click below to donate online. You can also give by calling 1-800-919-9338 or by mail: PO Box 17066 Baltimore, MD 21297-1066 and put "hurricane relief" in the memo line of the check. 100% of the funds raised will go towards Catholic Charities agencies' efforts to assist families and individuals with shelter, food, and other immediate and long-term recovery needs.
We thank you for your time and generosity.