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Texas Catholic Church response to Hurricane Harvey

August 26, 2017 | posted by Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops

Topics: In the Press, Breaking News


Texas Catholic Church response to Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey is significantly impacting the Texas coastal area. The Catholic Church in Texas is coordinating its response through the bishops of the 15 dioceses. At this time cash contributions are of greatest need. Donations can be made to any Texas Catholic Charities or local St. Vincent de Paul Society. Money given to Catholic Charities outside of the coastal area or inland areas experiencing damage will be used to assist evacuees, or sent to dioceses directly affected.

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops will continue to provide advisories as the storm develops and needs change. Follow @TXCatholic on Facebook and Twitter, and the website attxcatholic.org to stay updated on how you can assist those in need.

Donations accepted

At this time financial contributions provide the greatest immediate aid. See below for ways to donate either through local Catholic Charities or through a Catholic Charities in an impacted area.

Diocese of Amarillo

Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle is accepting donations online.

Diocese of Austin

Volunteers: Catholic Charities of Central Texas is seeking names and contact information for volunteers willing to lend their time and talent to its Disaster Response program. Volunteer roles will range from administrative to direct work with families impacted by the flood. Those interested should email Claire Bordelon at [email protected].

Financial donation: Families are going to need food, clothing and shelter. CCCTX finds the most effective way to help families is raise funds and then empower families to regain some sort of normalcy by being able to purchase their own food items, clothes, etc. In short, financial donations cut down on hidden cost and prevent delays in getting families exactly what they need to begin the recovery processes.

Services: For anyone impacted by the floods, please call CCCTX’s Disaster Number at 512.766.7111.

Diocese of Beaumont

Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas is accepting donations online through Network For Good.

Diocese of Brownsville

Checks can be sent to Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, PO Box 1306, San Juan, TX 78589. Please write “Hurricane Harvey” on the memo line or donations can be made online.

Diocese of Corpus Christi

Catholic Charities in Corpus Christi is accepting online donations.

Diocese of Dallas

Catholic Charities of Dallas accepts online donations.

Diocese of El Paso

Checks payable to the Diocese of El Paso can be sent to P.O. Box 17993, El Paso, TX 79917. Please write “Hurricane Harvey” on the memo line.

Diocese of Fort Worth

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth accepts online donations.

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Catholic Charities accepts online donations.

Diocese Laredo

Catholic Social Services of Laredo is accepting online donationsthrough the Diocese.

Diocese Lubbock

Catholic Charities of Lubbock is accepting online donations.

Diocese of San Angelo

Checks may be sent to Catholic Charities of Odessa, 2500 Andrews Hwy, Odessa TX 79761.

Archdiocese of San Antonio

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Antonio is accepting online donations.

Diocese of Tyler

Catholic Charities East Texas is accepting online donations.

Diocese of Victoria

Checks payable to Diocese of Victoria may be mailed to 1505 E. Mesquite Ln, Victoria, TX 77901. Please write “Hurricane Harvey” on the memo line.