CCUSA to provide Hurricane Idalia disaster relief

August 30, 2023
A man in a purple tank top wades through knee-high water after flooding caused by Hurricane Idalia. Several cars are in standing water halfway up their tires.
People wade through floodwaters in St. Petersburg, Fla., Aug. 30, 2023, after Hurricane Idalia passed to the north. Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida as a Category 3 storm and unleashed devastation along a wide stretch of the Gulf Coast, submerging homes and vehicles, turning streets into rivers, unmooring small boats and downing power lines before sweeping into Georgia. (OSV News photo/Joey Roulette, Reuters)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As Hurricane Idalia brings catastrophic, life-threatening conditions to communities in Florida and Georgia, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the official domestic relief agency of the Catholic Church in the U.S., has launched a dedicated disaster donation page. All funds raised will assist those displaced or suffering because of the storm.

To make a gift today in support of families and individuals whose lives have been upended by Hurricane Idalia, please visit the CCUSA Hurricane Idalia relief donation page. One hundred percent of all donations will be allocated to local Catholic Charities agencies, which will provide critical relief – including shelter, food and other humanitarian needs – to members of their communities.

CCUSA and its member agencies around the country have a long history of rapidly mobilizing following disasters to meet the immediate and long-term needs of affected communities. Every year, thanks to the generosity of thousands of concerned donors, the Catholic Charities network responds to roughly 60 disasters, from hurricanes and tornadoes to fires and floods. Following this month’s deadly wildfires in Maui, CCUSA made an initial transfer of more than $1 million in relief funds to Catholic Charities Hawai’i, as the agency plays a key role in the recovery efforts.

“The staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities agencies around the country spring into action when disasters strike, bringing relief and hope to reeling communities,” CCUSA President and CEO Kerry Alys Robinson said. “Please join us in supporting their noble work by providing critical aid to those most in need in the wake of Hurricane Idalia.”

To support victims of Hurricane Idalia, make a gift today.

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