Published September 22, 2005
To make a monetary donation, give through your parish or donate directly to Catholic Charities USA:
Online using a credit card at www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.
Call (800) 919-9338 to make a contribution using a credit card. Mail a check, payable to Catholic Charities USA, to the following address: Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 25168, Alexandria, VA, 22313-9788. Please designate your donation as 2005 Hurricane Relief Fund.
To donate food, toiletries and other goods, contact Catholic Social Services at (404) 881-6571 or (404) 885-7271 or www.cssatlanta.com.
To volunteer, contact your parish or visit Hands-On Atlanta at www.handsonatlanta.org.
To offer temporary housing, visit www.openyourhome.com, myfamilycanhelp.com or www.hurricanehousing.org.
To register your congregation in Georgia as a resource for relocated individuals and families as part of Connecting Georgia’s Faith Based Partners, go to www.connections.org.
To assist Saint Joseph Mercy Care Services in providing health care to evacuees, call volunteer coordinator Lia Cornejo at (404) 880-3568. The group is seeking medical and other volunteers, as well as donations of toiletries and medical supplies.
To assist the work of the Atlanta St. Vincent de Paul Society, visit www.svdpatl.org for specific needs that will be updated weekly.
To adopt a parish in the Jackson, Miss., Diocese, contact Linda Raff, director of Catholic Charities in Jackson, at (601) 355-8634, ext. 728; or a Jackson school call Sister Debbie Hughes at (601) 969-1880. In the Biloxi, Miss., Diocese, contact director of Catholic Charities Sister Rebecca Rutkowski at (228) 702-2136; to adopt a parish, contact Bragg Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org; to adopt a school, contact Dr. Mike Ladner at email@example.com.
A complete listing of opportunities through service organizations to volunteer and donate goods across North Georgia can be found on the archdiocesan Web site, www.archatl.com. This site will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.