ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Gulf Coast prepares for the impact of "Hurricane Isaac," Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), as a leading national disaster response organization, stands ready to provide support and assistance to our local Catholic Charities agencies in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
Rev. Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA, said, "We have been in constant communication with our agencies in the Gulf Coast and together we stand ready to meet the needs of those who will be most affected by this storm. In contrast to seven years ago, there has been much experience and investment that will help our efforts to be more effective and better prepared. Our prayers are with our neighbors in this region who may be affected; together we will be there to meet their needs and to assist them in their recovery."
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.