WASHINGTON – Several organizations have established emergency relief operations for the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey and the floods in Texas and Louisiana.
Contributions can be made to:
• Catholic Charities USA: online at https://catholiccharitiesusa.org; telephone at (800) 919-9338; mail to P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD, 21297-1066 and write “Hurricane Harvey” in the memo line of the check.
• Texas Catholics Conference is coordinating emergency services.
A listing by diocese of where to give has been posted online at
• Local dioceses are expected to initiate special collections during weekend Masses in September. Funds will benefit Catholic Charities USA’s disaster relief efforts as well as pastoral and rebuilding support through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
-Catholic News Service
Editor’s Note: Parishes throughout the Diocese of San Jose are collecting donations for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. In addition, a special second collection will be taken up the weekend of September 9-10.