Worldwide Disaster Relief
Restoring lives and livelihoods through Christ

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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.

In times of emergency, a helping hand can mean the difference between life and death.

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!

Quick Facts

How We Rescue the Vulnerable and Display Christ’s Love

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 volunteer in the Dominican Republic handles a hygiene pack for distribution to the poor.

Responding to COVID-19

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.

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Helping Survivors of Hurricane Dorian

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.

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Cross Catholic Outreach helped survivors of Hurricane Dorian during their time of need
A container of food is unloaded in Southeastern Africa following the devastation of Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai Disaster Relief

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.

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Guatemala Volcano Disaster Relief

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.

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The eruption of Volcán de Fuego in June 2018 caused widespread death and devastation.

Help Save Lives and Restore Hope

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.

Monthly Giving: Have a Greater Impact

When you pledge monthly support, you are joining a community of monthly givers who believe that together, in love and faith, we can change the world. Monthly gifts come in all sizes. Even very modest amounts are a great blessing because they come in steadily, empowering our ministry to respond to urgent needs as they arise.

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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.

Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2021, the close of our ministry’s new 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.