Catholic Charities provides long-term disaster recovery assistance
Long-Term Disaster Recovery Services
URGENT NEED FOR FINANCIAL DONATIONS – OKLAHOMA TORNADOES
The destruction of tornadoes in Oklahoma this week has resulted in significant property damage, death
and injuries – particularly in the town of Moore, southwest of Oklahoma City.
You can make a financial donation directly to benefit those individuals and families impacted,
through one of the following ways:
Catholic Charities Inc. – Diocese of Wichita
437 N. Topeka Street – Wichita, KS 67202
Please indicate on your check: OKLAHOMA Tornadoes
We will forward your donation to Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
You can mail your donation directly or make a secure online donation to:
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
1501 N. Classen Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Or to make a secure Online Donation:
Or donate to the CCUSA Disaster Response Fund that will be sending contributions also directly to Oklahoma:
Catholic Charities USA – Oklahoma Disaster Response Fund
PO BOX 17066
Baltimore, MD 21297-1066
Or to make a secure Online Donation:
All donations will be used by Oklahoma Catholic Charities affiliates serving victims through long-term recovery
support over the next six months.
For more information about recovery efforts in Oklahoma contact Heather Welch of the Catholic Charities Inc.
staff here in Wichita at 316-264-8344.
Catholic Charities, Inc. – Diocese of Wichita stands ready to provide long-term disaster recovery to individuals and
families impacted by natural & man-made mass disasters.
Within our 25 county area of south central & southeast Kansas, our Community Disaster Recovery Plan involves
provision of :
(1) Case Management: providing one-on-one support to individuals and families, including referrals to emergency
disaster sheltering operated by The American Red Cross; access to long-term temporary housing providers following
a family’s departure from an emergency shelter; resources for clothing, furniture and household goods; assistance with
filing FEMA applications for individual assistance (in declared locations); referral to state and local government offices
for temporary assistance and replacement of driver’s licenses; referral to emergency and continuing congregate meal
services and other food pantries and other support for recovery up to six months following the disaster.
(2) Bulk Food: through the agency Our Daily Bread Food Pantry, distribution of pre-packed parcels of non-perishable
food at distribution center in the disaster community and increased access to the Food Pantry in south Wichita.
3) Non-recurrent financial assistance: for individuals and families who are uninsured and not eligible for FEMA or
governmental financial assistance following a disaster, the agency may provide one-time financial aid for needs such as
apartment rent, rental of a moving truck or storage of personal items; replacement of medications, identification, infant
formula and diapers or other needs essential to daily living.
To make a donation:
Mail: Catholic Charities, Inc.
437 N. Topeka Street
Wichita, KS 67202-2413
Please write on the memo line of your check: CC Disaster Fund
Or Click Here to make a secure donation online to Catholic Charities Inc.- Diocese of Wichita.
Catholic Charities, Inc. – Diocese of Wichita participates in the national Disaster Case Management (DCM) Program
administered by Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA).
Trained case managers in our agency are available for deployment to disasters anywhere in the United States to assist
local affiliates and other non-profits in helping individuals and families recovery.
If you and your family have been affected by a house fire, please call your local American Red Cross office
by calling 1-800-733-2767.