Catholic Charities USA Launches Text-to-Give for Disaster Operations Efforts as Hurricane Harvey reaches landfall

Alexandria, Va. – With Hurricane Harvey reaching landfall, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the official domestic relief agency of the Catholic Church, has launched a text-to-give option that allows individuals to donate from virtually anywhere to support the organization’s disaster operations efforts. 

“Hurricane Harvey will have a devastating effect on communities in its path,” said Sister Donna Markham, President and CEO of CCUSA. “Thanks to the generosity of our donors we are able to provide the compassionate care and support to anyone – regardless of background or religious beliefs-to help them rebuild their lives.”

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.

Beginning with Hurricane Katrina, CCUSA has helped tens of thousands of individuals and families recover from disasters. To donate, text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 or visit


Patricia Cole, Vice President of External Relations


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