As we continue to stand in solidarity and pray for those communities that have been impacted by Hurricane Ida, Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and President of the USCCB, has asked the Faithful to consider giving to the Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund.
Funds will become part of the Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund and will be used to support the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church, as well as the efforts of Catholic Charities USA and/or Catholic Relief Services, the official relief agencies of the U.S. Catholic Church, as they and their local agencies respond to immediate emergency needs and aid in long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts. Funds will be used in response to Hurricane Ida and the impact of subsequent flooding and tornadoes and any other disasters that occur and will be distributed where they are most needed. However, if such
purpose(s) become unnecessary, impractical, or impossible to fill, USCCB may use such contributions for other emergency disaster relief where it is most needed as determined by the Committee on National Collections using its emergency response protocol.
If you wish to contribute to the Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund, you may mail your donation – noting “Hurricane Ida” on the memo line – to:
USCCB Office of National Collections
Bishops Emergency Disaster Fund
PO Box 96278
Washington, DC, 20090-6278
To help provide swift assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Ida, you may give directly to Catholic Charities USA by visiting the website at: https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/