After Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in late October, Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo began collecting financial donations on behalf of Catholic Charities agencies in the east that are providing direct disaster relief.
The response has been tremendous. Within just two weeks of making an appeal through parishes, Facebook and media, Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo received $41,000 that was directed to these agencies.
The donations have been used to help individuals and families by providing food and water, shelter, clothing, medicine, transportation and temporary shelter. Donations are also being used for housing repair and home rebuilding.
“We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the community,” says Rodney Schuster, Catholic Charities Executive Director. “The donations of people in the Diocese of Toledo will make a great impact in helping those whose lives have been disrupted by the hurricane. We continue to keep our brothers and sisters on the East Cost in our prayers as they continue the rebuilding process.”