Disaster Response & Recovery

Catholic expert calls Puerto Rico recovery “a tale of two islands” - The Crux

NEW YORK - Nearly 100 days after Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico on September 20, leaving much of the U.S. territory in ruin, the head of Catholic Charities of New York says the relief effort is “a tale of two islands.”

Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, who has served as executive...

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Msgr. Sullivan Advocates For Puerto Rico Recovery

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...

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Archbishop and Religious Groups Hold Puerto Rico Prayer Vigil at US Capitol

Washington DC - As Congress considers recovery and relief packages for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, the island's Archbishop and national religious groups are holding a vigil in a Congressional office building on Wednesday.

"Puerto Rico needs a Congress that is sensitive to the pain of the...

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Mom, Son Strive To Build a Life in New York - Wall Street Journal

By Melanie Grayce West Dec. 17, 2017 3:39 p.m. ET

A few days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September, Jessica Torres, drove her car to the one passable highway, climbed a mountain to get mobile reception, borrowed a stranger’s phone and called her parents in Yonkers.

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A Way to Help Refugees From Puerto Rico - New York Times

Like millions of others in Puerto Rico, Enid Rosa had her normal life washed away in September by Hurricane Maria. Her house in Rincón, a...

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All Saints Day Prayers Following Halloween Attack

Today, during All Saints Day, Catholic Charities NY prays for those maimed and killed, for their families and friends, and for all of us after yet...

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Event Cancelled: NYC City Council Speaker Candidate Forum on Human Services

Note: This Event Is Cancelled

 

"The NYC Council Speaker Candidate Forum on Human Services scheduled for November 13, 2017 from 6-8pm at the New School has been cancelled due to unforeseen...

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The latest updates from Estoy Con Puerto

Determining Needs, Rounding Up Donations & Deliverying Supplies

To cut through red tape and deliver desperately needed hurricane relief straight to Puerto Rico, Estoy Con Puerto Rico, (I am with Puerto Rico), launched its...

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Hurricane Survivors Pack New York City Service Center for Help

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...

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

Assemblyman Marcos Crespo Describes First Relief Flight to the Island

With telecommunication lines down it has been...

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