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Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery

Hurricane Sandy - Recovery and Relief Efforts

Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York is working with local parishes and community agencies to provide help to New Yorkers recovering from the storm. If you need help and don’t know where to turn, our Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Resources will guide you through the recovery process.

What We Are Doing to Help

From the time Hurricane Sandy arrived in the New York area, Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York has been providing disaster relief to those who need it. From disaster response professionals visiting parishes to deliver information and resources, to volunteers collecting and distributing food and supplies, to neighbors checking in on neighbors, the entire Catholic Charities community has responded to meet the human needs of the victims, providing help and creating hope for rebuilding lives. Please visit Catholic Charities to find the latest news in our part to help out.

What Can I Do to Help?

Helping people rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is a long process. Catholic Charities has established a Sandy Relief Fund to meet the short and long term needs of those affected. To designate your contribution for this fund, visit http://www.catholiccharitiesny.org/donate and indicate “Sandy Relief Fund” in the comments or text “SANDY” to 85944 to make a one-time $10 donation that will go directly toward immediate relief and long term recovery efforts.  If you’d like to contribute your time volunteering to helping victims of the hurricane register online at http://www.catholiccharitiesnyvolunteer.org/ 

Please visit the Catholic Charities Volunteer Page or contact Staci Bruce - Director of Volunteer Services - ccvolunteer@archny.org for more info.


Cardinal Dolan's Blog - The Gospel In The Digital Age
"Hurricane Sandy Update" - November 13, 2012

"The Church: Our Shelter in the Storm" - November 8, 2012

Ed Mechmann's Blog - Stepping Out of the Boat 
"The Two Most Consequential Things You Can Do" - November 2, 2012

Maureen McKew's Blog - Handing On The Faith
"Joy in the sight of tragedy" - November 13, 2012