CCUSA raising funds for Texas, Oklahoma wildfire victims

March 1, 2024
Image of a wild fire.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As wildfires rage in the Texas panhandle and Western Oklahoma, endangering whole communities, Catholic Charities USA is raising funds to help those affected. Catholic Charities agencies in the impacted areas are already preparing emergency assistance, as time is of the essence.  

To make a gift today to aid families and individuals whose lives are threatened by the Smokehouse Creek, Windy Deuce and Catesby Fires, please visit the CCUSA panhandle fires relief donation page. One hundred percent of all donations will be distributed to local Catholic Charities agencies, which will provide essential relief – including shelter, food and other humanitarian needs – to 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 last year’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 played – and continues to play – a key role in the recovery efforts. 

“As quickly as these wildfires sprang up, the staff of local Catholic Charities agencies jumped into action to serve their communities,” CCUSA President and CEO Kerry Alys Robinson said. “I urge you to support their efforts and the people impacted by these devastating fires.”  

To support wildfire victims, please make a gift today.  

A member of Caritas Internationalis, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the membership office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. CCUSA’s members provide help and create hope for more than 15 million people a year regardless of religious, social or economic backgrounds. To learn more about CCUSA, please visit our website at or contact Kevin Brennan, Vice President for Media Relations and Executive Communications, at

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