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AS HURRICANE KATRINA ROCKS GULF, CATHOLIC CHARITIES PREPARES FOR MASSIVE RELIEF EFFORT
EWTNews.com ^ | 08-29-05 | EWTN

Posted on 08/30/2005 8:49:44 AM PDT by Salvation

 

AS HURRICANE KATRINA ROCKS GULF, CATHOLIC CHARITIES PREPARES FOR MASSIVE RELIEF EFFORT

New Orleans, Aug. 29, 2005 (CNA) - As Hurricane Katrina makes landfall, and as New Orleans and the U.S. gulf coast brace for what some meteorologists have called a “worst case scenario”, Catholic Charities USA has already begun collecting donations for the massive relief efforts which are sure to follow.

Spokesperson Shelly Borysiewicz, reported that the group is “collecting financial donations to help communities recover from the damage brought on by Hurricane Katrina. Donations will be used to fund local Catholic Charities agencies’ emergency and long-term disaster recovery efforts in areas hit by the hurricane.”

Some reports suggest that damages could reach the 20 billion dollar mark.

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has evacuated their administrative offices on accordance with a mandatory order for all of metropolitan New Orleans--it will remain closed throughout the day.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alabama; US: Georgia; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: catholiccharities; catholiclist; disasterrelief; floodrelief; hurricanekatrina
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1 posted on 08/30/2005 8:49:44 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: Salvation
Hurricane Katrina: Catholic Charities Responds

August 29, 2005
Hurricane Katrina: Catholic Charities Responds

As Hurricane Katrina continues to make her trek northward, Catholic Charities agencies from around the region, such as agencies in Florida and Baton Rouge, are poised to send technical assistance teams to help the local Catholic Charities in the impacted areas with their response efforts. Once the all clear is given that it is safe to return to those communities hit by the devastating hurricane, the damage and needs assessment will begin.

How To Donate:
Contribute Now Online

Mail Checks To:
Catholic Charities USA
Hurricane Katrina
PO Box 25168
Alexandria, VA 22313-9788Call:
(800) 919-9338

While local agencies along the Gulf Coast anticipate that they will be provide some type of emergency assistance in their communities, Catholic Charities' niche in disaster relief is to provide long-term recovery work. In fact, Catholic Charities agencies in Florida are still providing services to help people recover from last year's devastating hurricanes.

Agencies Impacted
Catholic Charities of Miami

Catholic Charities of New Orleans

Catholic Community Services of Baton Rouge

Catholic Social Services of Houma-Thibodaux

Catholic Social and Community Services of Biloxi, MS

Catholic Charities of Jackson, MS

Catholic Social Services of Mobile, AL

Based on past disasters, possible long-term services that Catholic Charities may provide include temporary and permanent housing, direct assistance beyond food and water to get people back into their homes, job placement counseling, and medical and prescription drug assistance.

Recovery work is underway in Dade County, FL, where Katrina caused extensive flooding when it stuck there last week. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami has already distributed a large load of baby items, food, and other supplies to victims. Other aid that they will be providing includes assistance with food, shelter, rent, medicine, utilities, and mental health counseling.

To help communities recover from the damage brought on by Hurricane Katrina, Catholic Charities USA is collecting financial donations that will fund agencies' emergency and long-term disaster recovery efforts.

Catholic Charities USA is unable to accept contributions of food, clothing, blankets and other relief supplies. Its federal ID number is 53-0196620.

About the Disaster Response Office

Catholic Charities USA, which has been commissioned by the U.S. Catholic Bishops to represent the Catholic community in times of domestic disaster, responds with emergency and long-term assistance as needed. Its Disaster Response Office connects the Church's social service agencies and disaster planning offices across the nation.

For Catholic Charities Agencies:


2 posted on 08/30/2005 8:55:24 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

How many of all those PEACE LOVERS from Crawford's Camp "FACE TIME" are rushing to the coast to help?


3 posted on 08/30/2005 8:55:30 AM PDT by msnimje
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To: nickcarraway; sandyeggo; Siobhan; Lady In Blue; NYer; american colleen; Pyro7480; livius; ...
Catholic Action Ping!

Please notify me via FReepmail if you would like to be added to or taken off the Catholic Action Ping List.

4 posted on 08/30/2005 8:57:03 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: msnimje

Matter or of time before this will be Bushes Fault...10...9...8...7..6...5...4...3...2...1...


5 posted on 08/30/2005 8:57:03 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: Dallas59

The mud slinging has begun.


6 posted on 08/30/2005 8:57:26 AM PDT by Dallas59 (“You love life, while we love death.” - Al-Qaeda / Democratic Party)
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To: Salvation

We are trying to figure out how much we can give to the Salvation Army. I am feeling as helpless as I ever have, as much as 9-11, especially watching these videos.

I am going to run some auctions on ebay (we are on fixed income and that is our extra cash), and give the proceeds to Salvation Army as well. Does that sound lame? I don't know what else to do. :(


7 posted on 08/30/2005 9:01:17 AM PDT by cgk (We'll have to deal w/ the networks. One way to do that is to drain the swamp they live in - Rumsfeld)
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To: msnimje

Good question! I would hope -- some of them.


8 posted on 08/30/2005 9:02:28 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Thanks for posting the links.

I'd rather donate to Catholic Charities than the Red Cross.

Semper Fi,
Kelly


9 posted on 08/30/2005 9:02:28 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: cgk

**give the proceeds to Salvation Army as well.**

That sounds wonderful! God bless you!


10 posted on 08/30/2005 9:03:56 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: msnimje

I'll bet some of the FReepers who were there are on their way to Louisiana and Mississippi and Alabama to HELP!


11 posted on 08/30/2005 9:04:44 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Is anyone keeping record of how many (foreign)countries are contributing aid to help out the hurricaine victims?


12 posted on 08/30/2005 9:06:52 AM PDT by ßuddaßudd (7 days - 7 ways)
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To: Salvation; afraidfortherepublic; Alamo-Girl; AlbionGirl; anniegetyourgun; Aquinasfan; ...

PING!

(not exactly off-topic, for the Pro-Life/Pro-Baby ping list.)

13 posted on 08/30/2005 9:07:44 AM PDT by cgk (We'll have to deal w/ the networks. One way to do that is to drain the swamp they live in - Rumsfeld)
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To: msnimje

Right, they're already organized and have taken time off from work - snicker.


14 posted on 08/30/2005 9:07:48 AM PDT by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: Salvation

Excellent! Catholic Charities has been active on the Coast for many years. They have the knowledge of the area that will be crucial for reconstruction efforts, and to take care of the most needy people.


15 posted on 08/30/2005 9:08:34 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: cgk

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 08/30/2005 9:09:54 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Salvation; buickmackane
Retailers are responding, too. Thanks to Buick for posting the link on the Live thread.

Wal-Mart closes 123 stores from storm Retailer and its rivals pledge money and relief supplies after Hurricane Katrina slams Gulf Coast.

17 posted on 08/30/2005 9:10:14 AM PDT by cgk (We'll have to deal w/ the networks. One way to do that is to drain the swamp they live in - Rumsfeld)
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To: kellynla
I'd rather donate to Catholic Charities than the Red Cross.

Same here.

18 posted on 08/30/2005 9:11:43 AM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: kellynla

Me too!


19 posted on 08/30/2005 9:18:44 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: justanotherfreeper

Half to Catholic Charities and half to Salvation Army.

Red Cross, $zero$


20 posted on 08/30/2005 9:18:47 AM PDT by angkor
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To: ßuddaßudd

Another excellent question!


21 posted on 08/30/2005 9:19:29 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: cgk

Wal-Mart is doing a "stand-up" thing! (And to think there aren't even any unions! </sarcasm off


22 posted on 08/30/2005 9:22:04 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: kellynla

Me, too, Kelly. That's why I just donated to Catholic Charities.


23 posted on 08/30/2005 9:22:58 AM PDT by SeaChell
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To: All
THE SALVATION ARMY READY TO FEED VICTIMS AND FIRST RESPONDERS IN WAKE OF HURRICANE KATRINA

THE SALVATION ARMY READY TO FEED VICTIMS AND FIRST RESPONDERS IN WAKE OF HURRICANE KATRINA

The Salvation Army will dispatch the vehicles to areas identified by state and local disaster management officials, including clean-up sites, emergency shelters and flooded regions.

In preparation for Katrina, all Salvation Army units in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi were activated to coordinate and stock mobile canteens and to prepare a variety of other aid to victims and emergency relief personnel. The Salvation Army also distributes clean-up kits, containing brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning supplies. Other resources provided include drinking water, shower units, and first aid supplies.

Food and supplies were placed in areas on Sunday afternoon, where they will be kept at a safe distance from coastal and inland storm-surge regions ... yet close enough to be moved immediately after the storm to meet the needs of victims and first-responders. Operation Blessing and the Southern Baptist churches, collaborating nonprofit agencies, will assist The Salvation Army in providing food and transportation.

Because of the unpredictability of this historic storm, The Salvation Army has an additional 200 mobile feeding vehicles available, if necessary, and another 125 special vehicles designated for disaster response throughout the Southeast.

For information on ways to assist The Salvation Army in meeting the needs of the victims of Katrina, persons may call 1-800-SALARMY.


24 posted on 08/30/2005 9:26:09 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: All
Salvation Army links are here -- How You Can Help the Hurrican Victims
25 posted on 08/30/2005 9:29:53 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: ßuddaßudd

Yes, here's the list:


26 posted on 08/30/2005 9:43:39 AM PDT by Romish_Papist (Check my FR page for samples of my VERY amateur photography.)
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To: All
The damage done by this hurricane to New Orleans is going to rival the tsunamis...

At the risk of sounding derogatory to the tsunami victims, the majority of the damaged caused then was to 3rd world, relatively primitive areas (albeit, the damage was terrible).

With New Orleans, we are talking about a major player in the trade routes of the Mississippi River.

Good, hard-working, honest people have lost everything they have ever worked for.

If you can't afford to give relief, then just pray.
27 posted on 08/30/2005 9:47:48 AM PDT by baltodog (R.I.P. Balto: 2001(?) - 2005)
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To: cgk

No it is not lame. We too want to donate and are retired.
I was thining of the Salvation Army as well, but now thinking about giving some to Catholic Charities.

I cannot shake my bad feelings about The Red Cross


28 posted on 08/30/2005 9:49:32 AM PDT by Burlem
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To: baltodog

**If you can't afford to give relief, then just pray.**

Absolutely! (In fact, I was thinking of linking this with the prayer threads.)


29 posted on 08/30/2005 9:52:04 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: msnimje

"How many of all those PEACE LOVERS from Crawford's Camp "FACE TIME" are rushing to the coast to help?"

If they are rushing there it is to take part in the looting.


30 posted on 08/30/2005 10:06:34 AM PDT by takbodan (AP Help)
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To: Salvation

I just contributed to both Catholic Charities online and American Red Cross online. I decided to let bygones be bygones with the ARC. They will be able to do a lot of good in this effort, too, I hope. I said here I wouldn't contribute to them again, but if one person gets needed help down there, it's not worth petty grievances. May God apply the donations to help and save as many people as possible, especially the poorest of the poor.


31 posted on 08/30/2005 10:33:04 AM PDT by Aliska
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To: Salvation

Thank you, Salvation for this info!


32 posted on 08/30/2005 12:24:46 PM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: angkor
Red Cross, $zero$

Don't confuse the AMERICAN Red Cross with the INTERNATIONAL Red Cross..Not the same thing!

33 posted on 08/30/2005 12:52:52 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: Salvation

...And of course we can expect a HUGE response from all the Muslim Charities, can't we...?


34 posted on 08/30/2005 12:54:39 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: Salvation

...And of course we can expect a HUGE response from all the Muslim Charities, can't we...?


35 posted on 08/30/2005 12:55:09 PM PDT by Wil H
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To: cgk

No, it doesn't sound lame it sounds pretty selfless.


36 posted on 08/30/2005 1:29:54 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Salvation

I am pretty proud of our church, it is pretty small and we raised over $4700 for tsunami relief and I'll bet we'll get even more since this hits so close to home.


37 posted on 08/30/2005 1:31:43 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Salvation

Are there any Freepers who are in need? If there is I would love to also donate directly to them, after all, charity begins at home.


38 posted on 08/30/2005 1:34:07 PM PDT by tiki
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To: kellynla

I'd rather donate to Catholic Charities than the Red Cross.

I agree.


39 posted on 08/30/2005 1:34:08 PM PDT by cowtowney
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To: tiki

I am wondering that as well. I looked up ebay's giving program this morning and I rarely sell things that are high-priced so nothing I sell would make their cut of $10 minimum. Plus, I couldn't find the local charities listed, let alone the Salvation Army or Catholic Charities USA??

I guess I can just sell the items and give the $$ to the charities without letting ebay do it.

(thank you, for your earlier comment. if i lived closer, I'd open my home... but I don't so am trying to think of any way I can help...)


40 posted on 08/30/2005 2:35:59 PM PDT by cgk (We'll have to deal w/ the networks. One way to do that is to drain the swamp they live in - Rumsfeld)
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To: cgk

I know exactly what you mean. I wish I could go and help or as you say, open my home. I have a camp trailer that people could use in addition to 2 unused bedrooms in my house but I'm too far away. A little bit of money will have to suffice.


41 posted on 08/30/2005 3:19:54 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Salvation; Northern Yankee

I heard Raymond Arroyo not too long ago on Hannity and Colmes, evidently his house was destroyed...he, his wife and their 12 day old baby made it out safely.


42 posted on 08/30/2005 7:33:59 PM PDT by kstewskis ("I don't know what I know, but I know that it's big..." Jerry Fletcher)
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To: Wil H

I'm sure CAIR will be the first to stand up to your challenge:)


43 posted on 08/30/2005 7:37:18 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: NYer
National (Catholic) Collection for Hurricane Relief Announced
44 posted on 08/30/2005 8:54:09 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

bttt


45 posted on 08/30/2005 8:54:54 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Aliska
I gave to the Red Cross too....seems they are right in the area and the people need food, water, ice and shelter immediately....

otherwise, I don't care for the Red Cross.....I hope they change my mind.....

46 posted on 08/30/2005 9:25:55 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Wil H
Don't confuse the AMERICAN Red Cross with the INTERNATIONAL Red Cross

Sorry, I distinctly remember the shennagins of the AMERICAN Red Cross after 9/11.

Piling-up several hundred million $$$ in the bank accounts for "future projects", and disbursing lots of money to questionable advocacy groups.

It was not the IRC.

47 posted on 08/31/2005 6:42:17 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Salvation

Aren't the countries who have benefited from millions of American aid dollars going to show their own generosity?


48 posted on 08/31/2005 6:43:27 AM PDT by Flightdeck (Like the turtle, science makes progress only with its neck out.)
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To: All; Jim Robinson

Come on, everyone. Let's help the people in the affected areas.

Thanks, everyone.


49 posted on 08/31/2005 8:25:56 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: All
Astonishing Exclusive From Mississippi BREAKING NEWS
50 posted on 08/31/2005 8:30:59 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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