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When disasters strike, Cross Catholic Outreach is there. Our ministry provides lifesaving material aid and spiritual support where they are needed most by extending God’s love to the relief and recovery efforts of our partners on the ground.
Our ministry relies on your generosity to deliver lifesaving disaster relief aid. Your support gives us the flexibility to respond to unexpected emergencies as they arise and to support long-term recovery efforts for families who have lost their livelihoods.
Continue reading to see how Cross Catholic Outreach responds to disasters and how you can help!
There’s no predicting where or when the next disaster might arise. Your generosity will help ensure that when a crisis comes to a ministry partner’s door, we can equip God’s people to rescue the vulnerable and display the Savior’s love.
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti in Aug. 2021. We are sending over 1 million meals to Haiti, and aid is being distributed in hard-hit rural communities. That’s just the first step in our long-term commitment to survivors.
Our 3-2-1 disaster relief plan addresses pressing needs for food, medical care and shelter. We are also committed to rebuilding safe, concrete block homes for families who’ve lost everything.
In November 2020, back-to-back hurricanes Eta and Iota inflicted catastrophic damage to Central America. Cross Catholic Outreach moved quickly, sending grants and shipping 262 pallets of relief materials valued at $16.8 million to our ministry partners in the primarily affected countries.
When Hurricanes Laura and Sally slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast in September 2020, Cross Catholic Outreach partnered 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.
Cross Catholic Outreach is working in the U.S. and overseas to serve those impacted by COVID-19. Our poorest brothers and sisters feel the effects of the pandemic, with food insecurity posing perhaps the greatest threat. Donations support our ministry partners that are addressing the current and ongoing urgent needs of the poor in 28 different countries.
When Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on September 1, 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach rallied to provide emergency relief, which included cash grants, the shipment of over 540,000 meals, and medical shipments and other important relief supplies.
Soon after Cyclone Idai tore through southeastern Africa in March 2019, Cross Catholic Outreach responded. Our relief aid empowered our in-country ministry partners in Malawi to repair houses, construct new concrete structures and develop sustainable solutions to housing dilemmas. In Mozambique, Cross helped the Archdiocese of Beirato purchase food for needy families.
Regular contributions from monthly donors empowered Cross Catholic Outreach to provide hope and healing following the deadliest volcano eruption in Guatemala since 1929. By working with our ministry partners in the area, our ministry helped fund permanent housing for displaced survivors.
Provide a rapid and effective response when unexpected emergencies occur. Through your generous support, we can set our global shipping network in motion to begin transporting urgently needed food, water, medicine and other supplies to survivors as soon as possible.
Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers our ministry to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects across the world.
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Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2022, the close of our ministry’s 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.