Whenever disaster strikes, we are called to stretch out our hands 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 2020, the world was gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic — triggering a global hunger crisis that pushed millions of impoverished families into food insecurity. You responded quickly and mercifully, helping Cross Catholic Outreach provide personal protective equipment to health care workers as well as food, medical equipment and supplies in places like Guatemala, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
Cross Catholic Outreach also responded to a record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season, with 30 named storms unleashing a $47 billion trail of destruction. When 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. And 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.