Catholic Charities offers these tips for helping after Hurricane Isaac
Baton Rouge—Hurricane Isaac has left much of South Louisiana flooded. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge is currently assessing the damage and forming a response plan.
The people of South Louisiana are traditionally known for being some of the most generous in the country. Since the outpouring of support for the state after Hurricane Katrina, that tradition grew even stronger.
Helping families in crisis. Keeping kids out of crisis.
When crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and friends for support. But for some parents, there isn't a safety net. Often problems such as drug addiction, domestic abuse, incarceration, or illness can be debilitating, making it impossible for parents to care for their children. With the changing economy many more families are experiencing financial crisis, unemployment, and homelessness. During such crisis, children are especially at-risk for neglect or abuse as their parents struggle to cope with crushing circumstances and emotions. Read more ...
Catholic Charities has geared up its Disaster Operations team in advance of Hurricane Isaac's landfall, assessing needs in every parish in our diocese as well as working with our sister agencies in South Louisiana.We don't know exactly what is going to happen, but one thing is certain--we're going to need money and volunteers.
clicking here or mailing a check marked "Beat the Heat" to Catholic Charities, P. O. Box 1668, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.