Catholic Conference of Ohio
Monday, June 17, 2019

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The Catholic Church Responds to Disasters

Catholic Charities USA Responds to flooding in Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri; Catholic Relief Services Responds to Tropical Cyclone Idai in Africa

Catholic Charities USA responds to flooding in Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri. The current round of flooding, was triggered by a brutal “bomb cyclone” storm and is expected to persist across several states. Additionally, snowmelt and spring rains could create additional flooding in the weeks ahead.


CRS responds to widespread destruction in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe from Tropical Cyclone Idai which has caused massive damage to infrastructure and killed upwards of 200 people and affecting 600,000 others.


Emergency Collection for 2018 Natural Disasters

Dioceses across the country asked to participate

Funds will be used in response to Hurricane Florence and any other natural disasters that occur this year. Initially, funds will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA as they reach out to provide humanitarian aid in the form of water, food, shelter, and medical care, as well as to their long-term efforts to restore communities after widespread destruction. Also, funds will go to support the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' efforts to assist with pastoral and reconstruction aid to the Church. Humanitarian funds for any future disasters impacting communities outside the US may be shared with Catholic Relief Services for their response efforts.

A Call For Solidarity With Our Brothers And Sisters Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

The USCCB is working closely with affected local dioceses, Catholic Charities USA and St. Vincent de Paul, along with other relief organizations, to assess the needs on the ground.

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, has called for prayers and solidarity with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cardinal DiNardo also called on all people of good will to closely monitor future calls for assistance for victims and survivors in the days ahead.

Full Statement

Donate to Catholic Charities USA Disaster Relief Fund

Donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society's Disaster Relief Fund