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Fort Worth Diocese Hurricane Harvey Relief

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth and our Catholic Charities will embrace and help both materially and spiritually our brothers and sisters who are victims of the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. Our prayers are with each and everyone, victims and those coming to their aid. Now is a time for our Catholic population and all people of good will to come together and to offer our time as well as other resources to assist our brothers and sisters in need.

Bishop Michael Olson

In the wake of the hurricanes affecting our neighbors in Texas, it's a good time to rally together as the Diocese of Fort Worth and support them as best we can — starting with prayers. Our very own disaster response team at Catholic Charities Fort Worth has been hard at work; we are supporting our sister organization, Catholic Charities Dallas as they work locally with 3 shelters, one with a 5,000 person capacity. Tarrant County shelters are open as of today. Additionally, we will be deploying volunteers through our Disaster Response team in the next two to three weeks to both support shelters and disaster-affected areas.

How You Can Help

After talking with our sister agencies in Galveston/Houston, Southeast Texas, Corpus Christi, and the Rio Grande Valley, the needs on the ground are as follows:

  • Donate cash to individual Catholic Charities Agencies or gift cards of $10, $25, or $100 to Walmart, HEB, Home Depot, Kroger, Old Navy, and Gas Cards or Fast Food restaurant chains. Gift cards can be dropped off at Catholic Charities' campuses in Fort Worth and Wichita Falls, or at your local parish.
  • Donate to Catholic Charities Fort Worth to support the care of local evacuees and their deployment of aid to the Texas Coast. Click here to make a donation.
  • Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Special Collection on September 2-3. All parishes in the Diocese of Fort Worth will have a second collection for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Click here to make a donation.
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USCCB: Emergency National Collection To Assist Dioceses Affected By Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice-president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called on the bishops to consider taking up a special collection to support victims of Hurricane Harvey and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses...

Complete news release



Pat Svacina
Director of Communications
817-945-9420, 817-996-9609 (Cell)

Rosa Rosales
Administrative Assistant

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