On September 16, Hurricane Sally slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, unleashing nearly three feet of rain in a matter of hours. Just three weeks earlier, Category 4 Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana, tying the record for strongest hurricane to hit the state.
Cross Catholic Outreach is working with the Catholic Charities of New Orleans, the Archdiocese of Mobile, and the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee to provide more than $800,000 in material aid to affected families and children. Relief items include hygiene kits, personal care items, cleaning supplies, and more.
Help those affected by Hurricanes Sally and Laura
Dear Mr. Veitenhans,
Thank you so much for your incredible gift-in-ldnd donations delivered to our Panama City location on September 30, 2020 to assist our disaster relief and recovery efforts for our neighbors affected by Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Sally, and other disaster events.
Our neighbors need us now more than ever. Some have lost everything and many have significant damage to their homes. After a disaster, our job is to lift the fallen and help restore their hope in the future. Whether we are providing food for the hung1y, shelter for the homeless, or tarps and other essential supplies, we serve each individual with a heart of compassion. “Providing Help, Creating Hope and Serving All” while working to rebuild lives with dignity is what Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida is all about.
Please know that we will be excellent stewards of your gifts to serve our neighbors in need and use them wisely in providing vitally important supplies to those impacted by Hurricane Sally. Hope changes eve1ything! Please don’t underestimate how your gift can have a life-changing impact for those who have been affected by this disaster. On behalf of our neighbors who come to Catholic Charities for help as they rebuild … Thank you!
I hope that you and your family stay safe and well during these unprecedented of times. For updates about how we are responding to the needs of our community, please visit our Facebook page, Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida or our website, www.ccnwfl.org.
Faithfully yours, Matthew Knee Executive Director
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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.
Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2021, the close of our ministry’s new fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.