Sister Donna Markham, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) presented $2 million for immediate, emergency assistance to Florida Catholic Charities agencies to assist those impacted by Hurricane Irma. This generous donation was made possible by people across the US who donated to support CCUSA’s disaster relief fund. The same amount was provided through CCUSA’s disaster relief fund to Catholic Charities agencies in Texas to be used for recovery from Hurricane Harvey.

Gary Tester, executive director of Catholic Charities of Central accepted the donation saying, “The networking among the Catholic Charities entities in the state is tremendous. Our ability to work together to move resources back and forth between dioceses is critical. This money will go a long way towards helping us continue this great work in the weeks and months to come.”