Let’s Be Prepared:
Sign Up now for SJV’s Disaster Response Team
When disaster strikes, are you interested in lending a helping hand? We are looking for volunteers who are willing to be on-call to distribute food and supplies as needed in our parish. We also need volunteers to help us check on our elderly parishioners and those living alone in the event of a disaster.
Sign up now for our local Disaster Response Team! Contact Glorivel at 281.497.4434.
A Statement by Cardinal DiNardo
“I ask the faithful to please join me in prayer for those affected by the recent flooding in Houston and the surrounding areas. I am grateful for the rescue efforts being facilitated by not only emergency response teams, but also volunteers aiding their neighbors during these challenging circumstances. Some of the parishes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston are reporting damage to their property; we will monitor those situations and remain in contact with them. May God’s mercy be bestowed on the families and individuals dealing with day-to-day uncertainty as the hazardous conditions persist.”
Local Flood Relief Efforts:
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are working together with SJV and parishes across the Archdiocese to offer emergency relief and recovery for our neighbors in need who have been impacted by the recent flooding.
Cash donations. To give online, please go to the Catholic Charities or The Society of St. Vincent de Paul websites.
Volunteer. The needs are great and the workers are few, so please consider to Sign Up Today!
Get Help. First call: 2-1-1 for a complete list of referrals to currently available resources. You may also contact: Catholic Charities Disaster Assistance Program, 713.526.4611, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 832.538.0329, or SJV Social Services at 281.497.4434
How to Help the Earthquake Victims in Ecuador:
The 7.8-magnitude quake, which occurred on April 16th, has killed over 600 people. More than 25,000 people are currently living in shelters.
Take Action: Pray for the people of Ecuador. The survivors are taking the first, fragile steps toward recovery. Hundreds of first responders – from all across the region – are searching for survivors and helping restore basic services.
Catholic Relief Services has launched its emergency response. They are currently reaching out into the remote areas of Ecuador to assess the needs and respond accordingly. They are accepting donations.