Disaster Relief Impact

You Met the Needs of Communities in Crisis

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 GuatemalaNicaragua 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.

236
PALLETS OF CLEANING SUPPLIES DISTRIBUTED
11
COUNTRIES IMPACTED
249,732
BOTTLES OF MEDICINE DISTRIBUTED
6
HURRICANES
RESPONDED TO

HIGHLIGHTED DISASTER RELIEF PROJECT

FISCAL YEAR 2021 HURRICANE SEASON

FISCAL YEAR 2021 HURRICANE SEASON

During our 2021 fiscal year, the Atlantic hurricane season was one of the heaviest on record, with 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes and six major hurricanes. Your gift to fund disaster relief projects enabled the Church to play a critical role in helping communities respond to six hurricanes, including Hurricanes Laura, Sally, Delta, Zeta, Eta and Iota.

Through your support, Cross Catholic Outreach was able to ship Vitafood, medicine, blankets and recovery supplies to impacted areas, including Central America and regions of the United States. Thank you for being God’s instrument of mercy and for ensuring the most vulnerable in society would not have to face the trials of a disaster alone!

FAST FACTS

Food

356,400 meals delivered to hurricane survivors.

Medicine

249,732 bottles and packages of medicine delivered and 35,881 packages or cases of medical supplies provided.

Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies

236 pallets of cleaning supplies delivered to recovery sites.

The number of projects includes activities funded in fiscal year 2021. The detailed outputs are activities completed during fiscal year 2021; uncompleted activities are carried over into the next fiscal year.

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