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Help the Texas Hurricane Victims – Pray Now! Donate Now!
As of Tuesday, August 29, Hurricane Harvey has claimed 10 lives with inundating rain continuing today into Wednesday, dumping up to 50 inches of water into southeast Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott says Harvey is “one of the largest disasters America has ever faced.” All this and Hurricane Harvey hasn’t yet made landfall.
Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron, President of CCSEM, encourages the faithful to take a moment to pray and act on behalf of those suffering:
“Let us join in prayer to St. Anne, our patroness, for all those in the path and aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Christ, have mercy.”
Catholic Charities USA is on the scene providing disaster relief.
To provide immediate and ongoing assistance to those affected by the August flooding that inundated 20 parishes (counties) in Louisiana, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is collaborating with local Catholic Charities agencies in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and the Diocese of Houma Thibodaux which are providing disaster assistance to individuals and families. Catholic Charities staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to provide water, food, shelter, and spiritual care to displaced persons. Case management intake is underway in shelters and as waters recede, volunteers are cleaning up damaged properties. Catholic Charities agencies in the region are interacting daily with people affected by the flood and will continue to provide assistance after the crisis is alleviated. To ensure our sister agencies in Louisiana have the resources they need, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is now accepting financial donations and will transfer 100 percent of funds received for the Louisiana flood crisis relief to those agencies.
Are you at least 55 years of age with maturity, wisdom, patience and the willingness to help children? Share your life experiences by volunteering as a foster grandparent in Oakland County! Volunteer during the day in local schools and youth facilities. Organized through Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, foster grandparents provide support to children with special or exceptional needs and serve as role models, tutors, mentors and friends. Serving 20 to 40 hours per week, income-eligible volunteers also receive a small stipend, pre-service orientation, and monthly in-service training sessions. Learn more about becoming a foster grandparent!
Call Carol Wall at 248-559-1147, ext. 3919 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know someone with limited resources who is choosing between food purchases and other necessities? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps eligible individuals and families including seniors to save money on groceries to pay bills, for medications, clothes, and other necessities. Thanks in part to generous support from the Walmart Foundation, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) is helping residents of Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne counties to quickly learn if they are eligible and enroll.
Make a confidential call today to learn if you are eligible and how to enroll at 248-338-4250 ext. 3700!