Whenever disaster strikes, we are called to address the urgent needs of the poor and vulnerable. Your support empowered Cross Catholic Outreach to mobilize its network of partners on the ground — providing for both immediate needs and long-term recovery efforts.
In fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020—June 30, 2021), the COVID-19 pandemic continued to drive a global hunger crisis that pushed millions of impoverished families into food insecurity. You responded quickly and mercifully, helping Cross Catholic Outreach ship Vitafood to support malnourished families in countries like Guatemala, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Cross Catholic Outreach also responded as Hurricanes Laura and Sally slammed the U.S. Gulf Coast. You helped us support affected families with more than $1 million in material aid, including hygiene and personal care items, cleaning supplies and more. In Central America, we responded swiftly to direct food and supplies in response to major Hurricanes Eta and Iota, which made landfall just two weeks apart.