Disaster Relief Impact

Your Gifts Provided Disaster Relief to Communities in Crisis

To be a true friend of the poor, we must meet their needs when disasters strike. During these challenging times, Cross Catholic Outreach works through its partners on the ground to deliver immediate relief supplies and support long-term recovery efforts.

In 2019, your gifts enabled Cross Catholic Outreach to ship about $251,000 in recovery supplies, in addition to cash grants, to disaster-affected areas ranging from Sub-Saharan Africa to right here in the United States. These deliveries were a godsend to hurricane, volcano, drought and famine survivors who were desperately praying for help.

For example, while Cross Catholic Outreach continued to aid in the long-term recovery of Guatemalan families who survived the brutal Fuego volcanic eruption, we also turned our attention toward Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.

2019 Disaster Relief Facts

2019 Disaster Relief Facts

Grants

& aid shipments provided to:

& aid shipments provided to:

5

countries

Value

of shipped gifts:

of shipped gifts:

$250,823

Houses

repaired:

repaired:

34

Blankets

distributed:

distributed:

1,750

people

served by feeding programs:

served by feeding programs:

8,507

We Provided Disaster Relief to Communities in Crisis

To be a true friend of the poor, we must meet their needs when disasters strike. During these challenging times, Cross Catholic Outreach works through its partners on the ground to deliver immediate relief supplies and support long-term recovery efforts.

In 2019, your gifts enabled Cross Catholic Outreach to ship about $251,000 in recovery supplies, in addition to cash grants, to disaster-affected areas ranging from Sub-Saharan Africa to right here in the United States. These deliveries were a godsend to hurricane, volcano, drought and famine survivors who were desperately praying for help.

For example, while Cross Catholic Outreach continued to aid in the long-term recovery of Guatemalan families who survived the brutal Fuego volcanic eruption, we also turned our attention toward Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas.

2019 DISASTER RELIEF FACTS
grants
and AID SHIPMENTS provided to:
5
countries
Value
of shipped gifts:
$250,823
Houses
repaired:
34
Blankets
distributed:
1,750
People
served by community FEEDING programs:
8,507

Highlighted Disaster Relief Project

Hurricane Florence

Carolinas
relief supplies distribiution at a church

After Hurricane Florence brought flash flooding and destruction to the Carolinas in September 2018, Cross Catholic Outreach quickly swung into action. Partnering with Operation Compassion, we sent three containers of emergency aid. “Blessing Buckets,” each containing food, water, hygiene items and a Bible, were distributed through churches in both North and South Carolina.

Fast Facts

Fast Facts

Value

of three shipments to the Carolinas

of three shipments to the Carolinas

$117,600

Items Sent

  • Blessing Buckets
  • Bottled water
  • Blankets
  • Hygiene kits
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Diapers
  • Coolers
  • Spoons
  • Food trays
  • Cups
  • Bowls
  • 720
  • 28,000
  • 768
  • 2,400
  • 1,440
  • 6,732
  • 30
  • 96,000
  • 480
  • 60,000
  • 432
  •    Blessing Buckets: 720
  • Bottled water: 28,000
  • Blankets: 768
  • Hygiene kits: 2,400
  • Cleaning supplies: 1,440
  • Diapers: 6,732
  • Coolers: 30
  • Spoons: 96,000
  • Food trays: 480
  • Cups: 60,000
  • Bowls: 432
relief supplies distribiution at a church

After Hurricane Florence brought flash flooding and destruction to the Carolinas in September, 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach quickly swung into action. Partnering with Operation Compassion, we sent three containers of emergency aid. “Blessing Buckets,” each containing food, water, hygiene items and a Bible, were distributed through churches in both North and South Carolina.

Fast Facts

Value

Three shipments were sent to the Carolinas totalling $117,600.

Items Sent

  •     ●  Blessing Buckets: 720
  •     ●  Bottled water: 28,000
  •     ●  Blankets: 768
  •     ●  Hygiene kits: 2,400
  •     ●  Cleaning supplies: 1,440
  •     ●  Diapers: 6,732
  •     ●  Coolers: 30
  •     ●  Spoons: 96,000
  •     ●  Food trays: 480
  •     ●  Cups: 60,000
  •     ●  Bowls: 432

*The number of projects includes activities funded in fiscal year 2019. The detailed outputs are activities completed during fiscal year 2019; uncompleted activities were carried over into the next fiscal year.