Originally Posted by geojack
When I saw it they said Salvation Army gives 100% except for some money to spend on mobile kitchen repair.. Catholic Charities hasn't spent a dime yet. Grants have to be applied for and then they give money. I wish I knew that before I sent a check to the Red Cross and put money in the basket for Catholic Charities last Sunday. Any further giving by me will be to the Salvation Army.
This is why I searched the net for a DIRECT way to help. I found these two addresses, where there is a large number of evacuees:
Bishop Muench/Sonny Daniels
Emergency Relief Fund
c/o St. Joseph's Cathedral
412 North St.
Baton Rouge, La 70802-5496
(Sonny has been posting on this site)
Diocese of Biloxi
c/o Archdiocese of Mobile
400 Government St.
Mobile AL 36602
(website says to mark your check "for poor and needy individuals" or words to that effect. Or: "for rebuilding shools" or "rebuilding the churches"
Even if Catholic Charities is slow to respond (being more dedicated to rebuilding efforts), LOCAL Catholics are certainly involved in immediate relief and deserve our support.