September 28, 2018

Catholic relief organizations offer ways to help after hurricane and typhoon

Criterion staff report

Within the last two weeks, two major storms, Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut, have caused massive devastation for many communities within the southeastern portion of the U.S. (Hurricane Florence) and on the Philippine island of Luzon (Typhoon Mangkhut).

Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services are responding to both crises with immediate shelter, food, clean water and hygiene supplies. Both agencies will also be assisting individuals and families with the rebuilding of homes and communities, as well as offering trauma counseling as people try to rebuild their lives after a disaster.

Your support helps people through the immediate aftermath and continues helping them as they work through the long process of recovery. Catholic Charities agencies that serve the affected communities receive 100 percent of the funds raised.

To contribute toward efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Florence, go to bit.ly/2xIuOgD, call 800-919-9338, or send a check made out to Catholic Charities USA with “Hurricane Florence” in the memo line and mail it to: 2050 Ballenger Ave., Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314.

To contribute toward efforts to help those affected by Typhoon Mangkhut, go to bit.ly/2zqY2BF, call 877-435-7277, or send a check made out to Catholic Relief Services with “Typhoon Manghkut” in the memo line and mail it to: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303. †

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