How to help with Hurricane Dorian relief

Hurricane Dorian in the Carribean Sea, August 2019. Photo: lavizzara/Shuttersstock

Donations to assist the victims of Hurricane Dorian can be sent to Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA.

Also, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Disaster Services Corporation (DSC) is ready to respond to events such as Hurricane Dorian.

“We are blessed to have trained Vincentians that can deploy as part of rapid response teams to parish recovery assistance centers,” said Elizabeth Disco-Shearer, the DSC’s CEO. “I appreciate the ongoing support of our parishes across the nation, as we work together in solidarity to help disaster survivors.”

The DSC is a Catholic lay organization that helps people in situational poverty as a result of natural and man-made disasters to get their lives back in order. In addition to the DSC, local Vincentians (members) dedicate thousands of volunteer hours to help families impacted by natural disasters. The DSC is a national nonprofit that is a sister company to the National Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

The program focuses on the society’s efforts regarding long-term case management needs of impacted people after all of the first-responder agencies have departed.

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