Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

How to Help

Published September 15, 2005

To make a monetary donation, give through your parish or donate directly to Catholic Charities USA:

Online using a credit card at

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

To volunteer, contact your parish or contact Hands-On Atlanta at

To offer temporary housing, contact, or

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

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 St. Vincent de Paul Society, contact to donate to the national office.

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; to adopt a school, contact Dr. Mike Ladner at

A complete listing of opportunities through service organizations to volunteer and donate goods across North Georgia can be found on the archdiocesan Web site, This site will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.