Many families continue to struggle in the aftermath of this spring’s devastating floods in the Houston area. More than 17,000 Harris County households registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) due to flood-related losses from the April floods alone.
Now our brothers and sisters in south Louisiana are in need after experiencing unprecedented flooding when more than 30 inches of rain fell in the area beginning on Aug. 12, flooding rivers and waterways.
Local government officials have estimated nearly 53,000 residences, 3,800 commercial buildings and 1,800 public buildings in East Baton Rouge Parish alone flooded.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge (CCDBR) began its disaster response and is asking for cash donations to help meet those needs by finding where gaps in services might exist.
“While the exact role and activities will vary and be unique to each disaster,” said David Aguillard, CCDBR Executive Director on the CCDBR website, “we focus on filling gaps in existing services, primarily for the most vulnerable populations and those with the greatest needs.”
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has worked alongside other individuals and organizations to provide help and create hope for those in need in our area as the long-term disaster recovery continues.
Please help us assist the poor and vulnerable by donating online now. Your immediate gifts ensure we can provide essential long-term case management to those in the Galveston-Houston region.
To help residents in Louisiana, make a donation on the CCDBR website.