Disaster Relief

Catholic Charities USA is the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church. Our disaster response team – along with the knowledgeable experts at our member agencies – mobilize quickly and effectively to aid those experiencing or recovering from disasters.

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  • We provide Disaster Response and Preparedness Training through the annual Applied Institute for Disaster Excellence (AIDE).
  • We support local Catholic Charities agencies with Disaster Relief Resources through our online library.
  • We provide on-the-ground and technical assistance at the time of a disaster to assist local agencies with management of response and recovery efforts.

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Catholic Charities is known for its hard work that begins with immediate direct relief and continues, sometimes for many years, with long-term relief efforts that help individuals and families rebuild their lives.

Providing immediate and long term relief

CCUSA is the domestic disaster relief agency for the US Catholic Church

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