UPDATED: NOLACatholic Hurricane Harvey Relief

Communications • Mon, Aug 28 2017 at 8:06am
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The following is a listing of parish, school and ministry relief efforts of the Archdiocese of New Orleans to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey:

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me…Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” - Matthew 25: 35-40

Read the complete statement from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding Hurricane Harvey response here.

Click here to read Pope Francis' message to Hurricane Harvey victims.

Financial Support

Read Archbishop Aymond's letter here.

Archbishop Aymond will be collecting funds to aid in the Hurricane Harvey response and recovery. Those funds will be forwarded directly to the Catholic bishops of the affected areas. Those wishing to contribute should send their checks to:

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Attn: Archbishop Aymond

7887 Walmlsey Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70125

(Please indicate "Hurricane Relief" in the memo)

Click here to make a donation online to Archbishop Aymond's Harvey Relief Fund.

Please note, several parishes have reported they will hold Second Collections either this weekend or next weekend. We are putting that list together and will share it shortly.

For those wanting to donate directly to affected Catholic dioceses in Texas, go to https://txcatholic.org/harvey/ for more information.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank is collecting monetary donations as well as non-perishable food items, especially “pop-top” canned goods that do not require can-openers, water, MREs that are still in-date, cleaning supplies such as bleach, gloves, and garbage bags, and other disaster-specific items. For more information and specifics about where to drop-off items in the NOLA area and beyond, go to http://no-hunger.org/hurricane-harvey-can-help/.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans is referring donors to the Catholic Charities USA site for coordinated relief and recovery efforts. Go to https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/CCUSADISASTER for more information about how to make a gift and updates on the recovery efforts.

Catholic Charities USA has also initiated a "text-to-date" program to benefit Hurrican Harvey victims. Text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 to make a donation. Funds raised go to Catholic Charities agencies that are helping families and individuals with shelter, food, and immediate and long-term recovery needs. CCUSA is the official domestic relief agency of the Catholic Church.

 

Parish-based support

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church will be helping the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. To assist in loading the 18 wheeler, please ONLY send items in BULK / PRE-PACKAGED items (Consider buying in bulk from Sam’s, Costco, Walmart, etc.). We are collecting the following items:

- Cases of Bottled Water, Powerade, Gatorade
- Baby Items (Diapers, Wipes, Powder, etc.)
- Non-perishable Dry goods and canned goods
- Bleach, Lysol, Clorox Wipes, etc.
- Mops, Brooms, Buckets, etc.
- Contractor Bags, gloves, surgical masks, etc.
- Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, razors, floss, feminine products, deodorant, etc.
- Paper Towels, Kleenex, Toilet paper, etc.
- Dog and Cat food
- Flash lights and batteries
- New Pillows, sheets, towels, and air mattresses
- Tarps
- Duct tape
- Plastic storage bins
- Folding chairs
- Boxes and Packing tape

The parish is NOT ACCEPTING clothes, books, or toys. Please drop off these items off to the Church between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm on the following days:
Tuesday, August 29 until Thursday, August 31
Tuesday, September 5 until Thursday, September 7

St. Jane de Chantal will be collecting items to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. To assist in loading, please ONLY send items in BULK / PRE-PACKAGED items (Consider buying in bulk from Sam’s, Costco, Walmart, etc.). We are collecting the following items:
– Cases of Bottled Water, Powerade, Gatorade
– Baby Items (Diapers, Wipes, Powder, etc.)
– Non-perishable Dry goods and canned goods
– Bleach, Lysol, Clorox Wipes, etc.
– Mops, Brooms, Buckets, etc.
– Contractor Bags, gloves, surgical masks, etc.
– Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, razors, floss, feminine products, deodorant, etc.
– Paper Towels, Kleenex, Toilet paper, etc.
– Dog and Cat food
– Flash lights and batteries
– New Pillows, sheets, towels, and air mattresses
– Tarps
– Duct tape
– Plastic storage bins
– Folding chairs
– Boxes and Packing tape
The parish is NOT ACCEPTING clothes, books, or toys. Please drop off these items off to St. Jane Hall on the following days:
Tuesday, August 29- Friday, September 1 between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm
Saturday, September 2 between 8 am and noon
Sunday, September 3 following all Masses
Tuesday, September 5 until Thursday, September 7 between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm

Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church will be accepting items for flood relief to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area. Please bring any of the items below to the Parish Center between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. as of August 28:

  • Cases of Bottled Water
  • Baby Items (Diapers, Wipes, Powder, etc.)
  • Adult Depends
  • Bleach, Lysol, Clorox Wipes, etc.
  • Mops, Brooms, Buckets, etc.
  • Contractor Bags, gloves
  • Soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, razors, floss, feminine products, deodorant, etc.
  • Paper Towels, Kleenex, Toilet paper, etc.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Duct tape

If you would like to donate gift cards, please bring to the parish office or put in the collection basket.

St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church will be sponsoring a collection of baby supplies, nonperishable food items, cleaning supplies, bottled water and new clothing to be brought to Texas. You may drop off items at the Fr. Mac Community Center Monday through Friday 10AM to Noon and 5PM to 7PM for the next two weeks. Tuesday, August 29th through Friday, September 8th. For more information or want to donate your time to assist, contact Terry and Anita Matherne at 758-8659!

St. Andrew the Apostle and Westwego Volunteer Fire Company lend a helping hand as we support our neighboring flood victims. Beginning immediately, we are accepting gift cards from major department stores (Home Depot, Walmart, Target, etc.) so that the good people in Houston can purchase what they need for survival. Thank you in advance for your generosity! Drop off Locations:

St. Andrew the Apostle Parish or School Office, 3101 Eton Street, New Orleans, LA 70131 or Westwego Volunteer Fire Company, 677 Avenue H, Westwego, LA 70094

St. Margaret Mary: St. Margaret Mary Men’s Club is looking at putting together a trip to help out in Houston later this week.
Shane Ewing with Southern Tradition and OLL men's Club. If interested in helping please be in touch with Phillip Hebert 2016-2017 Secretary, St. Margaret Mary Men's Club at 985-788-3985, smmmensclubsecretary@gmail.com

St. Margaret Mary School students bringing in monetary donations will receive free dress that day. All proceeds will go to Galena Park School in Texas. 

St. Scholastica Academy Stuff The Bus for Harvey relief, Bring donations to the SSA Chapel, accepting until Thursday 9/1- updated list of needs:

New packages of underwear, shirts & socks, blankets and pillows, towels and soap, toiletries, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, cleaning supplies and gloves, plastic bins and large contractor trash bags, non-perishable food. No used clothing please. First bus load will be leaving on Friday morning from SSA Chapel.

St. Pius X, New Orleans - Beginning tomorrow through September 6th, SPX will be accepting donations for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief.
To assist in loading the 18 wheeler, please only send items in BULK / PREPACKAGED items (Consider buying in bulk from Sam’s, Costco, Walmart, etc.)

Items needed:

  • Cases of bottled water, Powerade, Gatorade
  • baby items (diapers, wipes, formula, food, bottles, powder, etc.)
  • non-perishable dry goods and canned goods
  • bleach, Lysol, Clorox wipes, mops, brooms, buckets, contractor bags, gloves, surgical masks
  • soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, razors, floss
  • feminine products, deodorant, paper towels, kleenex, toilet paper
  • dog and cat food
  • flash lights, batteries
  • new pillows, sheets, towels, air mattresses
  • tarps, duct tape, plastic storage bins, folding chairs, boxes and packing tape.

Also, there will be a second collection at all St. Pius X masses September 9th and 10th. Those funds will be forwarded directly to the Catholic bishops of the affected areas. For those wanting to donate directly to affected Catholic dioceses in Texas, go to https://txcatholic.org/harvey/ for more information.

St. Agnes Church - Dr. Louise LaBruyere and the Jefferson Chorale will host a benefit concert entitled “”After the Storm” on Sunday, September 24th at 4:30pm at St. Agnes Church, 3310 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, LA 70121. All proceeds will go towards the victims of Hurricane Harvey.