Catholic Charities Continues to Assist with Colorado Wildfires; Responds to Minnesota Flooding, Reaches Out to Agencies in Midwest and Mid-Atlantic Storm Areas

Jul 03, 2012, 16:16 ET from Catholic Charities USA

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation's largest human services organizations, continues to support its local agencies in Denver and Colorado Springs as they provide food and shelter for those who have been impacted by Colorado wildfires, while additionally responding to flood damages in Duluth, MN.  CCUSA has also reached out to its agencies in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic areas that were heavily damaged by this past weekend's storms.


"Our hearts go out to these individuals affected by the wildfires, storms and flooding, and we will continue to assist them long after the initial threat has subsided," says Rev. Larry Snyder, President and CEO of CCUSA. "Our disaster case management services provide long-term help and support in assisting people to restore their lives."

CCUSA and its agencies will continue to monitor these situations and assist with coordination of essential human services.  The recent impact of these disasters has generated a strong need for funding from generous donors and supporters across the country. 

To help support disaster victims, please visit the Catholic Charities USA disaster donation webpage.  To contribute from a mobile device, visit the CCUSA mobile website and click on the homepage banner to access the donation application. 

Catholic Charities USA's members provide help and create hope for more than 10 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For almost 300 years, Catholic Charities agencies have worked to reduce poverty by providing a myriad of vital services in their communities, ranging from health care and job training to food and housing. In 2010, Catholic Charities USA celebrated its centennial anniversary.

SOURCE Catholic Charities USA