March 29, 2013

Catholic Charities still seeking help, offers disaster preparedness training

Labor and household goods are still needed in Holton and Henryville.

The following list of labor and resource needs for those communities’ ongoing recovery efforts appear on the Catholic Charities Disaster Relief page at

Skilled labor is needed for:

  • drywall finishing plumbing electrical wiring

Manual labor is needed for:

  • flooring painting after-construction cleanup landscaping

Items needed in the recovery efforts include:

  • mini-backhoe and operator gently-used household goods
  • clean, dry, secure storage area for household goods donated

To donate any of the skills or items listed above, contact Jane Crady, coordinator of disaster preparedness and response for Catholic Charities in the archdiocese, at or call her at 317-642-7322.

Crady also notes that St. Francis Xavier Parish in Henryville was able to coordinate relief efforts quickly thanks to the New Albany Deanery’s serious approach to disaster preparedness training.

To request disaster preparedness training for your group, parish or deanery, contact Crady at or call her at 317-642-7322. †


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