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Puerto Rican Hurricane Evacuees Put Down New York City Roots

Posted on 02/5/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Inside Scoop on How They’re Doing & How We Help
Recent hurricane survivors still need help.  At Catholic Charities we know this because we know hurricane survivors personally, one-on-one. 
Wonder what's happening as they fade from frontpage news? Check out the inside scoop on strategies we use to help hurricane survivors...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Puerto Rico, Evacuation, Hurricane Maria, East Harlem, Puerto Rico recovery efforts

FEMA Ends Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Posted on 01/30/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Catholic Charities Digs In

As FEMA shuts down its Hurricane Maria recovery mission in Puerto Rico on January 31, Catholic Charities in collaboration with Estoy con Puerto Rico, a consortium of Puerto Rican leaders and organizations launched by the Puerto Rican advocacy group, Comité Noviembre, digs in, collecting donations and...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Puerto Rico, FEMA

Msgr. Sullivan Advocates For Puerto Rico Recovery

Posted on 12/20/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Joins Ecumenical Prayer Vigil in DC

Just back this week from a humanitarian trip distributing food, clothes and support to those hit hardest by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan traveled again today, this time to Washington DC, for...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery, Catholic Renewal

Tags: Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, Congress, Washington DC

Hurricane Survivors Pack New York City Service Center for Help

Posted on 10/23/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Refugees from recent hurricanes, particularly Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, are fleeing in records numbers to family in New York City, home to one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in the nation.  These displaced persons are turning for help to a new city service center, a one-stop shop for critical services set up for them by New York...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

On-the-Ground Look at Relief & Recovery in Puerto Rico

Posted on 10/20/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Assemblyman Marcos Crespo Describes First Relief Flight to the Island

With telecommunication lines down it has been frustratingly hard to find out what’s happening on the ground...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Edwin Melendez, Ph.D., Assemblyman Michael Crespo, JustLove, Puerto Rico, New York Foundling, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Cáritas de Puerto Rico

Latest in Puerto Rico Recovery: No Water, No Power & Trailers Stuck at the Port

Posted on 10/17/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

First-Hand from New York Foundling in Puerto Rico

Check out this just-updated Puerto Rico hurricane recovery report from New York...

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Filed under: Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Caritas Puerto Rico, New York Foundling, Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

Latest Update on Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery

Posted on 10/12/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

From Caritas Puerto Rico

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, Caritas Puerto Rico

Join Cardinal Dolan for Natural Disaster Victims Solidarity Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Posted on 10/4/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Special Spanish Mass Honors People of Puerto Rico and Mexico

En Español

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Mexico, Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, Earthquake, Cardinal Dolan

Day Laborers Mobilize to Direct Donations Straight to Mexico & Puerto Rico

Posted on 10/4/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

“We Need to Share the Little We Have”

Day laborers dressed in yellow traffic vests to protect them as they work along busy roadways formed a human chain this past weekend, tossing crates of water, food, flashlights and...

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Supporting Immigrant Workers, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Catholic Charities Obreros Unidos, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Hurricane Maria, Earthquake

Best Way to Get Hurricane Recovery Help Straight to Puerto Rico

Posted on 09/29/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Donations Go Directly to Non-Profit Organizations in Puerto Rico


The first donation to the Estoy con Puerto Rico effort was made by 11 year old Brian Sanchez, President of the New York Kids Chamber of...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria, Comité NoviembreHurricane Irma, Estoy con Puerto Rico

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