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Catholic Charities NY: Disaster Response Partner of the Year!

Posted on June 3, 2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Chosen by NYDIS & Those Who Know Best

By Alice Kenny

New York Disaster Interfaith Services, a faith-based federation of over 60 organizations partnering to provide disaster readiness, response, and recovery services, honored Catholic Charities Community Services NY as its Partner of the Year at its award celebration held at the NYC Bar Association on May 30th

“We are thrilled to honor Catholic Charities as our partner of the year,” said New York Disaster Interfaith Services Executive Director Peter Gudaitis, “specifically for almost two years of collaborating to support Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Whether in or outside of New York, Catholic Charities NY steps in when disasters strike. From the World Trade Center disaster to Superstorm Sandy, Catholic Charities has served as the premier provider and coordinator of disaster relief.

Sadly, many still suffer from the destruction Hurricanes Maria and Irma wrought on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in 2017.  We collaborated with our partners from the New York Disaster Interfaith Services to respond immediately, collecting and distributing essential food, funds and necessities.  And we provide longer term support, helping relocate those who fled to our shores. 

Now, with hurricane season and all the threats that come with it officially began  on June 1, Catholic Charities NY remains ready to help.

Our professional staff and volunteers visit parishes to deliver information and resources.  We collect and distribute food and supplies.  We tailor our response to meet individual needs. We provide help. We create hope.  We rebuild lives.  

Remember, Catholic Charities is here for you when disasters strike.