Helping the Panhandle after Hurricane Michael
On October 8, 2018, Hurricane Michael slammed into the panhandle of Florida, leaving widespread devastation in its path.
In the weeks that followed, the people of the Diocese of St. Petersburg generously responded by giving over $300,000 for disaster relief. These funds went directly to Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida to help with recovery efforts.
In addition to monies raised, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, in keeping with our diocesan vision to Courageously Live the Gospel, collected food, toiletries, diapers and cleaning supplies. A truckload filled with the donations was delivered to Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida on Saturday, October 27th. Many of our Catholic parishes and schools also conducted their own collections of supplies that were later sent to the Panhandle.
The people of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee are grateful for the kindness and generosity of all those who are helping them rebuild their lives and their communities.