While North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia brace for devastating damage, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is working closely with local agencies to ensure they are able to respond quickly.
CCUSA has set up its website donation page and text-to-give platform in order to support individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Florence. As it did in response to last year’s hurricanes, CCUSA forwards 100 percent of funds raised to the local Catholic Charities agencies that serve the affected communities.
To donate, text CCUSADISASTER to 71777. You may also donate by phone by calling 1-800-919-9338. Click here to donate online.
“We are praying for those affected by the storm,” said Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, President and CEO of CCUSA. “Unfortunately, those most impacted by natural disasters are the individuals and families who are already struggling to make ends meet. But thanks to the generosity of our donors the most vulnerable have their immediate needs met and the long-term recovery support they need to rebuild their lives.”
CCUSA staff are prepared to deploy to local agencies that may need additional support. In addition, CCUSA’s mobile response unit is standing by to be sent to the region. The vehicle has been outfitted to support disaster work. It can be packed with non-perishable food items, health and hygiene kits and bottled water, all of which are ready for distribution. Connected to the vehicle is a trailer that houses a washer and dryer that will allow survivors to clean their clothes. The mobile response unit can also be used as a field office.
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Patricia Cole, VP Communications
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Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), a member of Caritas Internationalis, is the national office for the Catholic Charities ministry nationwide. CCUSA’s members provide help and create hope to more than 8 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds.