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Catholic Charities of SW Ohio collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief

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Catholic Charities of SW Ohio, an agency of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is collecting donations for the disaster relief efforts of Catholic Charities USA in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy in the northeast.

 

Catholic Charities USA and its network of agencies in the northeast is helping families recover from Hurricane Sandy. First, they will serve as an early responder to their immediate needs and, later, they will help people rebuild their lives. Relief and recovery services are being provided at the local level by Catholic Charities agencies that provide critical services including emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling, and support. These services are provided regardless of religion, race, creed, or socio-economic status.

 

Donations are needed from across the nation to help in these relief efforts. “This is a time when we need to come together as a nation and church, helping those of our brothers and sisters who are being left vulnerable and in need,” explained Ted Bergh, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of SW Ohio. “It doesn’t matter where we live, we are all impacted by the damage and suffering caused by this storm.”

 

Monetary donations can be sent to Catholic Charities of SW Ohio, 100 East Eighth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, or by going to www.CatholicCharitiesSWO.org and clicking on the “Donate Now” button. All donations will go to Catholic Charities USA.

 

A man stands next to a damaged vehicle Nov. 1 as he surveys flood-damaged personal property thrown into the streets in the Staten Island borough of New York. The costs of recovery efforts after the widespread devastation and destruction caused by the super storm could be among the highest for any disaster in U.S. history. (CNS photo/Lucas Jackson, Reuters)
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