By GEORGIA BULLETIN STAFF, firstname.lastname@example.org | Published September 4, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement Sept. 4 regarding Hurricane Dorian that left seven people dead in the Bahamas:
“As we continue to be vigilant for the effects of Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the U.S. coast, we are extremely mindful of the dire need faced by the community in the Bahamas so devastated by this catastrophic storm. We pray for all affected and invite Catholics and all people of goodwill to donate to Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA.”
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)—along with local partners—is working quickly to assess immediate needs in the Bahamas. Donations help bring relief, in the form of food, emergency shelter, and safe water, to affected families. To donate to CRS hurricane relief, go to support.crs.org/donate/hurricane-dorian.
After 36 hours of battering the island, Hurricane Dorian left families homeless and virtually destroyed the landscape. Rains and flooding continue to affect relief efforts and communication is limited.
For any affected areas on the American coast, relief efforts will be supported by Catholic Charities USA at app.mobilecause.com/form/RTKRvQ?vid=1snqm.