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Catholic Charities Proclaims “Estamos Aquí” at NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade

Posted on 06/10/2019 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

We Are Here!


Catholic Charities NY staff (L-R) Julianne Pannelli, Shalika Hicks and Julissa Matias 

By Alice Kenny 

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Filed under: Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: National Puerto Rican Day Parade, NYC-Puerto Rico Long Term Recovery Group, Hurricane Maria

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

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

Hurricane Maria One Year Later: “Unsung Success” or Complete Disaster?

Posted on 09/20/2018 by Catholic Charities Admin  |  Share

I Was There; I Know

On the first anniversary of Hurricane Maria, Catholic Charities NY and Estoy Con Puerto Rico liaison Teresa Santiago dissects whether the response  was an unsung success or disaster.  Pictured (L-R):Teresa Santiago, Msgr. Kevin...

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Filed under: Team Catholic Charities NY

Tags: Hurricane Maria, Catholic Charities NY, Estoy con Puerto Rico, Teresa Santiago, unsung success, Puerto Rico

Urgent! We Need Your Help and Hope

Posted on 03/26/2018 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Last year was a year of devastation for so many of our brothers and sisters: hurricanes; evictions; lives and livelihoods swept away. But because of compassionate neighbors like you, it was also a year of great hope.

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Filed under: Welcoming & Integrating Immigrants & Refugees, Protecting & Nurturing Children & Youth, Feeding the Hungry & Sheltering the Homeless, Strengthening Families & Resolving Crises

Tags: Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico

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

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

What’s Really Going on in Puerto Rico?

Posted on 11/15/2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share

Straight from Those on the Ground

Still no water, homes missing roofs and so many suffering Hurricane Maria’s devastation that thousands are fleeing from Puerto Rico to the U.S. mainland. What’s going on!

Thanks...

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Tags: Hurricane Maria, Committee Noviembre, Father Enrique Camacho Monserrate, Caritas Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico recovery efforts, JustLove radio

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

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