Hurricane Florence forged a path of destruction through the Carolinas in mid-September. Clean-up from that disaster was still underway when Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle, a couple of days ago and now appears headed for the U. S. Eastern seaboard.
Before Florence made landfall in the Carolinas, Catholic Charities in the region had mobilized plans for disaster relief by activating the region’s Emergency Operations Center. In a recent statement, Sister Donna Markham, President, and CEO of Catholic Charities USA commented: “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.”
As part of their disaster relief efforts, Catholic Charities USA has set up a website donation page and “text-to-give” platform to aid families affected by Hurricane Florence; 100 percent of funds raised will be forwarded to the local Catholic Charities agencies serving the impacted communities.
Here is a direct link to Raleigh NC Catholic Charities for donations and other information.
Please also remember the NFPC Hurricane Fund to assist Priests in the Carolinas who have lost uninsured personal property as a result of Hurricane Florence.