Catholic Charities USA and Its Local Gulf Coast Agencies Move to Full Assessment and Service Delivery in Aftermath of Isaac

Sep 03, 2012, 13:53 ET from Catholic Charities USA

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), among the nation's largest disaster response organizations, reported today that a major assessment of the impact and needs created by Tropical Storm Isaac is well underway, and that immediate service is being provided in partnership with other disaster organizations and state and local governments.

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Rev. Larry Snyder, President of CCUSA said, "Catholic Charities has an incredible network of service providers across the country that provide resources and support to people living in the margins every day.  They are trusted in their communities and understand the needs of their populations, putting them in a position to quickly assess and provide resources – an asset that is invaluable during times of disaster response."

Since Hurricane Katrina, Catholic Charities USA and its network of agencies across the country has helped thousands of families recover from disasters, first as an early responder to the immediate needs and later helping people rebuild their lives.  Relief and recovery services are provided at the local level by Catholic Charities agencies that provide critical services including emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling, and support. These services are provided regardless of race, creed, or socio-economic status.

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About Catholic Charities USA

Catholic Charities USA is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. 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.

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