Share Christ’s Love with Victims of Hurricane Ian
While Hurricane Ian changed paths and the Tampa Bay area was spared direct impact, several areas of our diocese have experienced damage. Click here to donate online to the Diocese of St. Petersburg Disaster Relief Fund.
“Our hearts are moved with compassion for all those who have suffered damage and destruction due to Hurricane Ian, especially our brothers and sisters in the Diocese of Venice,” said Bishop Gregory Parkes in a September 30th letter to all parishes in the Diocese of St. Petersburg.
One hundred percent of the disaster relief funds will benefit people and the Church affected by natural disasters, including those impacted by Hurricane Ian in our own diocese. Since 2017, the Diocese of St. Petersburg has donated over $1 million for disaster relief thanks to the generosity of our parishioners. Click here to read more. If you have any questions concerning your donation and which natural disaster will benefit during specific timeframes, please contact the diocesan Stewardship and Development Office at (727)344-1611.
You can also send a check with notation in memo line for Disaster Relief directly to our offices at:
Diocese of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 40200
St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200
(Current as of October 6, 2022)
Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg is responding to a call for emergency assistance from the Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice. There are two ways to Donate.
- #1 Amazon Smile Donations: You purchase the items through Amazon, they ship your donations to us, and we’ll deliver them. Click here for the Amazon Smile list.
- #2 Drop-off: you can drop off of your donated items to any one of our drop off locations and we will transport them to the Diocese of Venice.
NEEDS LIST: Non-perishable food, beverages, Hygiene items, Pet food, Baby diapers, formula & wipes, *New socks & undergarments, Tools like chain saws.
For the full list of items needed and of all of drop-off locations click here.
PLEASE NOTE: LARGE ITEMS (e.g., generators) ONLY ACCEPTED at Tampa Hope and Pinellas Hope. PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE so we can be prepared to accept the larger items.
St. Theresa Parish (1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill) is collecting donations for Hurricane Ian relief. Please bring non-perishable food items, tarps with straps, baby items, hygiene items, pet food, new socks/undergarments and garbage bags (20 gallon) to the parish on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The parish is also hosting a TrunkFest, a garage sale with items for purchase displayed in the trunks of cars.
For the faithful who want to contribute to the relief efforts of Hurricane Ian by praying, here is a link to a Spiritual Bouquet for special intentions for the people of southwest Florida and in the Diocese of Venice.
A Prayer for Victims of Disaster
Loving God, we pray for those who have been affected by recent disasters especially the hurricane that ravaged part of Southwest Florida. We also pray for all those around the world who suffer from floods, droughts and disasters. Break open our hearts to allow the pain and suffering of our brothers and sisters to move us to bold, prophetic action so that all victims will know of your great love, mercy and compassion. Amen.
Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Venice is in need of volunteers for disaster relief efforts. Click here to view a list that is updated daily.