When Disaster Strikes

News headlines today include regular updates on the path and expected impact of Hurricane Florence. We are simultaneously being warned about two other hurricanes (Hurricanes Isaac and Helene) that are close behind Hurricane Florence.

When a natural disaster occurs in the United States, electronic donations may be made, directed to Catholic Charities USA. They and their member agencies respond to immediate emergency needs for such necessities as water, food, shelter and medical care, as well as to the long-term need to rebuild and recover after widespread destruction. They also assist the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops with pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church. Their address information follows:

Catholic Charities USA
Online: https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/
Mail: Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore MD 21297-1066
Phone: 800-919-9338

When a disaster happens in another country, collections and individual donations should be directed to Catholic Relief Services (CRS):

Catholic Relief Services
Online: www.crs.org
Mail: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303
(Please write the specific incident in the memo line)
Phone: Call 877-Help-CRS