Seton Hall University Aids Hurricane Victims

Throughout the last couple weeks the U.S. has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. These hurricanes have caused destruction throughout the US and Caribbean leaving thousands of people without homes and causing them to rebuild their lives from the ground up.

Seton Hall University showed their support of those affected by the hurricanes on Wednesday, September 13th. “Go Blue for Hurricane Relief” sought to “leverage the power of the University community by channeling donations to the communities that need them most.” “Go Blue for Hurricane Relief” was a way of standing in solidarity with those struggling with the devastating effects of the hurricanes. The University called on its 100,000 alumni base to give at least $5 to aid hurricane victims. It is also called for alumni, faculty, staff, students, and parents to wear Seton Hall apparel or the color blue in order to show unity and solidarity with the Gulf Coast.

On Seton Hall’s campus there were donation stations located at different areas in order for students to easily aid those in need. They also had a special collection at mass on September 13th with all the money collected going directly to the victims of the hurricanes. The University also encouraged those participating in “Go Blue for Hurricane Relief” to post on social media using the hashtag #SetonHall in order to spread the word.

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Catholic Charities USA Responds to Hurricane Harvey

 

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As the official domestic relief agency of the Catholic Church, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is assisting with the relief of Hurricane Harvey along with local Catholic Charities Agencies in Texas. Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president and CEO of CCUSA was present in San Antonio on Labor Day to present nearly $2 million to aid local Catholic Charities agencies. All funds will be going directly to helping those who were affected by the hurricane in receiving basic supplies such as food and shelter.

Catholic Charities Disaster Recovery Team is also using their Disaster Relief Vehicle, presented to CCUSA just last week by the Ford Motor Company, to distribute supplies to impacted areas. Impacted agencies have also been asked to list their specific needs and then CCUSA will distribute the list in order to most effectively aid those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to contribute to the recovery efforts, you may text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 to donate or here to donate online.

Read the full article and learn more about the work of Catholic Charities USA here.