Timely and relevant information regarding disaster preparedness and safety measures.
Catholic Charities serves as a resource for parish communities and families in times of disaster preparedness as well as recovery. While not considered a first responder, Catholic Charities assists by connecting with state and community wide resources in times of disaster. Please take advantage of the tools and resources gathered here to prepare yourself, your families, and your communities.
- Connect to local resources (shelters, FEMA grant funds, disaster case management, volunteer reception centers, local COAD’s (community organizations active in disaster)
- Coordinate volunteers to assist parishes and parishioners clean up after a disaster
- Provide on-site crisis counseling services, if needed.
- Assist parishes who have been impacted by disasters apply for short-term grant funding through Catholic Charities USA
- Offer guidance and templates for parishes desiring to collect and distribute emergency financial assistance to impacted individuals
Disaster Resources for Parishes:
- Click here to download the Parish Disaster Preparedness and Response Guide
- To access a customizable version of the Parish Disaster Preparedness and Response Guide for your own use, download the following individual, editable, sections of the guide:
–Disaster Guide Chapters
–Family Preparedness Tool Kit
Disaster Resources for Families:
- Questions & Answers For Undocumented Immigrants About FEMA Assistance
- Resources for Families and Parish Disaster Coordinators
- Disaster Human Resource Council
For more information, please contact Carl Gonder, Community Outreach Coordinator, C.Gonder@dbqarch.org