Catholic Charities USA presents $2 million for immediate, emergency assistance to Florida Catholic Charities agencies for Hurricane Irma

100% of funds raised goes directly to relief and recovery efforts

Sister Donna Markham, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) was at Pinellas Hope in Clearwater on Tuesday, September 19 to present $2 million to local Florida Catholic Charities agencies to assist those impacted by Hurricane Irma.  Generous people across the country donated to Catholic Charities USA and made this effort possible. Previously, Sister Donna presented $2 million to Catholic Charities agencies in Texas to be used for recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

Sister Donna was joined by:

  • Bishop Gregory L. Parkes, Diocese of St. Petersburg
  • Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Diocese of Venice
  • Mark Dufva, Executive Director, Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg, Inc.

Representatives from Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Miami, Catholic Charities of Central Florida, Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach, Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, Catholic Charities of Jacksonville, and Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice were in attendance.

The presentation took place at Pinellas Hope, a program of Catholic Charities of St. Petersburg that provides a safe living environment for homeless individuals and support to become self-sufficient.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
If someone is facing an immediate emergency in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, please contact one of the four Catholic Charities locations below for assistance, based upon the county of residence.

  • Pinellas County:  1213 16th Street N., St. Petersburg, 727-893-1313
  • Hillsborough County:  2021 E. Busch Blvd. Tampa,  813-631-4390
  • Pasco County:  37733 Meridian Ave., Dade City, 352-521-1218
  • Citrus and Hernando Counties:  8370 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, 352-686-9897

If you can help with donations of relief supplies, these Catholic Charities locations are a drop off site for donations of water food, baby supplies and basic toiletries.

  • Pinellas County:  1213 16th Street N., St. Petersburg, 727-893-1313
  • Hillsborough County:  2021 E. Busch Blvd. Tampa,  813-631-4390
  • Pasco County:  37733 Meridian Ave., Dade City, 352-521-1218
  • Citrus and Hernando Counties:  8370 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, 352-686-9897

To make a financial donation, please visit http://www.dosp.org/disaster-relief-donations/ or  http://www.ccdosp.org/disaster-relief-donations/.

ABOUT CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), a member of Caritas Internationalis, is the national office for the Catholic Charities ministry nationwide. CCUSA’s members provide help and create hope to more than 8 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. To learn more, please visit www.catholiccharitiesusa.org

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