Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg thanks you for your concern for the well-being of our brothers and sisters who have suffered from disasters.
Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, previously stated regarding Hurricane Irma something which can undoubtedly be applied to all such natural disasters be they here in the United States, nearby (e.g., Haitian earthquake) or across the world (e.g., the tsunami in Indonesia):
“Irma is a reminder of how helpless we are in the face of nature but more importantly it’s a reminder of the need to care for one another. I have seen so many acts of kindness these past few days – people inviting others to stay with them, inviting them over for a meal, trying to be kind and patient with each other. Let’s continue to help one another and extend God’s love and charity to people in need.”
HOW TO HELP
- Assemble ‘Hope Kits’ (originally designed for refugees) to assist those in need:
3. Donate Here – select “Disaster Relief-Assistance” from the “Designation” drop-down box. Use the “Comments” box to specify the disaster you wish your gift to help with (e.g., Hurricane Florence).*
*– Catholic Charities reserves the right to use any unexpended disaster relief funds for ongoing operations.