The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, is asking for prayers and assistance for the families affected by Hurricane Harvey. In a brief statement, he noted that “this crisis hits very close to home,” and thanked the first responders who are risking their lives to save others.
The Texas Catholic Conference sent the MCC an update earlier this week, stating that the Catholic Church in Texas is coordinating its response through the bishops of the 15 dioceses. At this time cash contributions are of greatest need. Donations can be made to any Texas Catholic Charities or local St. Vincent de Paul Society. Money sent to Catholic Charities outside of the coastal area or inland areas experiencing damage will be used to assist evacuees, or sent to dioceses directly affected. To find information on how to send in donations, please visit the Texas Catholic Conference website.
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