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Catholic Charities NY: Disaster Response Partner of the Year!

Posted on 06/3/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Chosen by NYDIS & Those Who Know Best

By Alice Kenny

New York Disaster Interfaith Services, a faith-based federation of over 60 organizations partnering to provide disaster readiness, response, and recovery services, honored Catholic...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: New York Disaster Interfaith Services, Catholic Charities NY, Disaster Response Partner of the Year

Attention: 2017 Hurricane Evacuees from Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands

Posted on 10/29/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

We Are Here for You!

Far too many evacuees forced to flee to New York from Hurricanes Maria and Irma that tore through Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in 2017 are still suffering. 

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Filed under: Catholic Charities Help Line, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico, new york, Hurricane Irma, Virgin Island evacuees New York

“I’m Beeping!”

Posted on 10/4/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

What You Need to Know about Yesterday’s Presidential Alert

OMG; what was that high-pitched “Presidential Alert” suddenly beeping and vibrating on  everyone’s cell phone yesterday? 

Don’t worry.  You haven’t been selected for a special one-on-...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: presidential alert, flooded roads, Catholic Charities NY

Puerto Rico Book Drive

Posted on 09/24/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Join Us!

Looking for a way to help children in Puerto Rico?   Join our Catholic Charities NY Book Drive!

September reminds children in Puerto Rico not only of a new school year but of Hurricane Maria that, one year ago, ravaged their island...

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Filed under: Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Book drive, Puerto Rico, donate books, Hurricane Maria

How to Prepare, God Forbid, for a Disaster

Posted on 09/6/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

September: National Preparedness Month

It’s National Preparedness Month, September 2018, giving us a special reminder to prepare ourselves and our families for, God forbid, an unexpected disaster.

Why?  Because disasters happen. So prepare now...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: prepare disaster, National Preparedness Month

My Eye Witness to Puerto Rico’s Health Care Crisis

Posted on 08/17/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

AKA My Mom’s Visit to the Hospital

By Teresa A. Santiago

Catholic Charities NY Spanish Media Consultant &  Estoy Con Puerto Rico Board Member

When my 90-year old mom got sick and was admitted for day and a half at the Doctor’s Center...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Teresa Santiago, Estoy con Puerto Rico, Comité Noviembre Puerto Rico health care crisis

Virgin Islands Still Reeling as New Hurricane Season Hits

Posted on 07/10/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

An Insider's Glimpse at Disaster

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Catholic Charities NY, Julianne Pannelli, U.S. Virgin Islands disaster recovery

“Don’t Forget Us!”

Posted on 05/23/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Firsthand Look at Puerto Rico 9 Months After the Storm

By Teresa A. Santiago
Catholic Charities Spokesperson and
Estoy Con Puerto Rico Board Member

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Top 10 Tips to Brace for Tomorrow’s Nor’easter

Posted on 03/20/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Say It Isn’t So!

via GIPHY

Not another snow storm - say it isn’t so! 

  •  4th nor’easter in 3 weeks!
  • Pounding us the day after Spring starts!
  • With 12-18 inches of snow forecast!

 

NO!!!!

 

The only good news is we have time to prepare.

So get ready.  Get...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: nor’easter tips, Snow Storm

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

Hurricane Harvey Hit Houston 5 Months Ago; 1000s Still Wait for Aid

Posted on 02/1/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Msgr. Kevin Sullivan Delivers Donations and Solidarity

Sitting on a tattered mattress wedged between plywood floors and punctured sheetrock walls, Joe Murphy welcomes Catholic Charities NY Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan into what...

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Filed under: Disaster Response & Recovery

Tags: Houston, Texas, Hurricane Harvey

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