Hurricane Sandy Response Updates


Catholic Charities USA Leaders Visit Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden

Catholic Charities thanks Father Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA, and Ms. Kim Burgo, Senior Director at Catholic Charities USA for Disaster Operations, for visiting our disaster relief operations. Pictured with Father Snyder and Ms. Burgo are the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Camden, Monsignor Roger McGrath, and Kevin Hickey, Executive Director of Catholic Charities.

After meeting with staff in Camden, Father Snyder visited the disaster distribution site at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish in Northfield.

The Quikrete Companies donate to Catholic Charities Distribution Site

In response to Hurricane Sandy, the QUIKRETE Companies generously donated 300 Infant Care Packs, Child Care Packs and Adult Care Packs. The Packs were delivered in QUIKRETE’s bright yellow 5-gallon buckets on 8-9 pallets on Monday, November 12th.

Mr. Chad Corley, Director of Public Relations for The QUIKRETE Companies, was extremely energetic in working with us. He was hard at work on setting this relief delivery on Tuesday, November 6. The delivery was made to the Northfield disaster distribution site early Monday morning, November 12.

God bless The QUIKRETE Companies and a special thanks to Mr. Curley! A great example of can-do!

Catholic Charities thanks the parish community of St. Gianna Beretta Molla and its great pastor, Father Patrick Brady, for their warm hospitality as hosts to one of Catholic Charities’ Disaster Distribution sites. The Parish, located at 1421 New Road in Northfield, New Jersey, have responded to Bishop Joseph Galante’s challenge to Catholics and all people of goodwill in his statement on Immigration, “How can I be a better neighbor to every person?”, by turning the rear of their parish church into a cafeteria serving hot meals provided by the American Red Cross to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Thank you to the St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish Community for reminding us that a church is indeed a sanctuary.

Catholic Charities offers profound thanks to Notre Dame de la Mer Parish Community for hosting our Disaster Distribution Site in Wildwood. We are grateful to Father Michael Field, Father Joseph Wallace, and Father Gustavo Agudelo for their support.

On Monday, November 5th, Catholic Charities Disaster Relief Distribution sites in Wildwood and Northfield continued relief operations. 1,124 people have received emergency relief supplies in 3 days at the two distribution sites. Thank you to all the great volunteers and to the generosity of hundreds of people who have donated supplies and funds.

Volunteers and staff began unloading relief supplies at Catholic Charities Disaster Distribution site in Wildwood at 8AM Sunday morning. The supplies are a gift from Feed The Children and included water and cleaning supplies. We thank driver Chris Boso for bringing the supplies from Oklahoma, and we thank Feed The Children for their wonderful generosity.