Navigation Links
Catholic Charities USA Moves Disaster Response Team to American Samoa
Date:10/7/2009

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) announced today that it is deploying a disaster assessment and response team to American Samoa to assist its Catholic Social Services agency in Pago Pago and coordinate with FEMA and other agencies in providing relief and support services to the growing number of victims of the earthquake and tsunami devastation.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO)

"The preliminary reports and assessments that we have seen to date indicate a huge need for help with basic human services and provisions," said Rev. Larry Snyder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA. "Members of our Disaster Response Operations team are heading there to further determine the full scope of the need and to help in any way we can."

At the present time, various Diocese and Catholic Social Services building facilities are providing shelter for both victims and relief workers. Catholic Charities USA has sent an immediate $10,000 grant to the Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago. The Catholic Charities USA Disaster Response Operations team will arrive on the ground Thursday (10/8). The initial team consists of members from CCUSA headquarters and from Catholic Charities agencies in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Catholic Charities of Hawaii is prepared to provide additional disaster relief workers should the need exist.

"These team members have extensive disaster response experience from their work with Katrina, Gustav, Ike and the Iowa floods," added Fr. Snyder. "This is another example of our Catholic Charities network coming together to help hard hit areas."

Catholic Charities USA has begun the 2009 Tsunami Fund, with a message of "Your Help Is Needed Now!", to accept donations on its Web site--www.catholiccharitiesusa.org.

Catholic Charities USA's members--more than 1,700 local Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide--provide help and create hope for nearly 8.5 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For almost 300 years, Catholic Charities agencies have worked to reduce poverty by providing a myriad of vital services in their communities, ranging from health care and job training to food and housing. In 2010, Catholic Charities USA celebrates its centennial anniversary.

SOURCE Catholic Charities USA


'/>"/>
SOURCE Catholic Charities USA
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Catholics to Rally at USCCB Headquarters in Washington, DC, Re: Healthcare, Our Bishops, and Abortion
2. Catholic Health Association: Census Bureau Report and President Obama Make Strong Case for Bold, Immediate Action on Health Reform
3. Catholics for Choice Believes in Healthcare Reform, Supports Federal Funding for Abortion
4. Catholic Health Association Reaffirms Long-Standing Commitment to Reform Health Care But Waits to Endorse Any Specific Bill
5. Despite Attacks, A.L.L. Calls on Catholic Organizations to Condemn Obamacare
6. Health Care Statement of Catholic Charities USA
7. Catholic Charities, Vincent De Paul Society Supporting Abortion-Providing Healthcare Plan, Says ALL
8. Catholic Charities Executive to Speak at Caritas Internationalis
9. Randall Terry: How Tillers Death and office Closing Can Help Propel Pro-Life Movement, Derail Sotomayor and Overturn Roe; Four Key Senators Will Be Targeted to Vote Against Sotomayor; Catholic Bishops Will Play a Role to Defeat Sotomayor
10. 2009 Catholic Health Assembly to Focus on Hope in a Time of Hardship and Adapting for the Future in a Time of Health Reform
11. New Poll on Obama, Catholics and the Notre Dame Commencement Finds Deep Divisions Among Catholics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2017)... Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... that exist in some of their formulas. This begins with the popular ClearLungs Extra ... impacted, they will be changing the formula in the following ways:, ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... http://www.foodsthathealdaily.com , http://www.wiredlifesolutions.com , “Computers are everywhere and they’re here to ... of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America sponsored by ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Children and ... more adverse experiences than children in the general population. That’s because foster care ... or other family challenges. While no fault of their own, youth who have ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... , ... People are starting to accept that hearing aids can be helpful ... stigma it had when great-grandpa wore his hearing aids years ago,” said Dr. Maura ... North American Speaker Series (NASS) segment. “He probably wore an iPod-size hearing aid ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Phytomer ... East region. Côté has 20+ years of experience within the beauty industry, ranging ... with an array of high-end cosmetic brands, retail brands and outlets in Canada ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... LONDON , April 19, 2017 ... to stimulate an immune response in pets such ... vaccine products are of various types such as ... Vaccines, Toxoid Vaccines, DNA Vaccines and Recombinant Vaccines. ... such as virus or bacteria, which have been ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... Ohio , April 18, 2017  Cardinal Health ... Non-GAAP 1 fiscal 2017 earnings per share (EPS) ... and 2019.  This is in conjunction with this morning,s ... Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses. ... from continuing operations will be at the bottom of ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... -- Astute Medical, Inc., developer of biomarkers for better healthcare, ... the 2017 National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Spring Clinical ... 22. Physicians will present data on two biomarkers, ... acute kidney injury (AKI) during the management of patients ... Elevated levels of TIMP-2 and IGFBP-7 have been shown ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: