Disaster Relief

Catholic Charities USA is the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church. Catholic Charities supports disaster response and recovery efforts with direct assistance, home repair, home rebuilding, health care services and other
programs that enable long-term disaster recovery.

Why We Do It

People need immediate and long-term assistance during and after disasters. Catholic Charities USA, with the professional experience of its disaster operations team, along with the knowledge and expertise of its local agencies throughout the United States and its territories, is able to quickly and effectively assist communities experiencing or recovering from a disaster.

“O Lord, seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, to prepare for a better future, for the coming of your Kingdom of justice, peace, love and beauty. Praise be to you!”


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The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.

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