In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Catholic Charities USA is spearheading disaster relief efforts to help those severely in need during this very difficult time. Donate today to support these efforts by texting CCUSADISASTER to 71777. You can also make a donation by calling 1-800-919-9338 or by mail: PO Box 17066 Baltimore, MD 21297-1066 and put "Hurricane Harvey" in the memo line of the check. To donate online, please click here.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. Thank you in advance for your contribution and support of those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Some of our Catholic Charities staff members recently traveled to Houston to lend a helping hand with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts that are being spearheaded by Catholic Charitie, U.S.A.
Stephanie Miller was deployed to Houston on September 13 and assisted Catholic Charities U.S.A. staff members as well as staff from Catholic Charities agencies across the country for two and a half weeks. During that time, Stephanie played an instrumental role in sorting, assembling and distributing supplies, including toiletry and food kits, to those in need. She also assisted with case management and went door-to-door in various neighborhoods to check on residents who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.Other Catholic Charities, Diocese of Gary staff members, including LaShawn Jones-Taylor, Terry Seljan, and Tim Bandura all volunteered some of their time to help with relief efforts during the 2017 Catholic Charities U.S.A. Annual Gathering that took place in Houston on September 26th – 30th.
“Hi – my name is Winston. Before I came to Catholic Charities and the Gateway Supportive Housing Program, I was homeless and it was very rough on me. Catholic Charities has brought me new life, has provided me a place to lay my head. I’m happy here in my apartment. I have no problems. I can sleep now at night in comfort, I can cook, I can take a shower. It’s given me a foundation for myself – the rest is on me to work on.”
Catholic Charities is a non-profit agency that provides and advocates for the physical, emotional, and social needs of the poor and vulnerable in the four counties of the Diocese of Gary – Lake, LaPorte, Porter and Starke. The thousands of clients we serve depend on the support and generosity of our tremendous donors who actively participate in our mission of providing help and creating hope to those in need. For more information on how you can make a difference in the lives of those we serve throughout your community, please click below!