Catholic aid workers are rolling up their sleeves to help tens of thousands after Tropical Storm Idalia slammed into the nation’s Southeast.
Throughout Jackson, Hazard, and other eastern Kentucky communities, there are countless stories of unbelievable loss and shock but also hope that day-by-day things will get better and that eventually, they’ll rebuild — whether in the same location or elsewhere.
The cost of every container of cleaning wipes, every pump bottle of hand sanitizer, and every technology upgrade continues to add up for schools across the Diocese of Brooklyn.
The Federal Emergency (FEMA) has rolled out a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance program that offers up to $9,000 per funeral to reimburse families for expenses in cases of COVID-19 deaths that occurred after Jan. 20, 2020.
Churches are eligible to receive U.S. government funds to beef up security measures under an anti-terror grant program run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Congresswoman Grace Meng encouraged religious institutions to apply.
With the help of Catholic Extension and two other organizations, four Catholic dioceses in Puerto Rico were selected to receive to $82 million in “hazard mitigation funding” from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is revising its policies to no longer exclude houses of worship from applying for federal aid to recover from damages caused by natural disasters.