Houston Catholic Charities Begins Hurricane Ike Assistance and Calls for Donations

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Catholic Charities is transporting food and water to Dickinson, TX to assist those affected by Hurricane Ike. Clean up and other recovery efforts begun in Houston with a serious call for donations.

In the wake of Hurricane Ike destruction, Houston-based Catholic Charities (http://www.catholiccharities.org), a non profit social and health service organization serving over 100,000 Houston-area residents, is working to bring food and water to displaced and affected community members.

On Tuesday, September 16th at 9am several dozen Catholic Charities staff and volunteers began the clean up of the main facility to ensure that their services have a strong home base in Houston.

Another group of volunteers have started loading food and water to transport to Dickinson, TX for emergency food distribution to those most affected by Hurricane Ike. Catholic Charities will leave for Bacliff, TX at 9am and then move on to Dickinson, TX by 2pm Tuesday, September 16th.    

Donations for Hurricane Ike are urgently needed to assist with recovery efforts. Donations can be made online at http://www.catholiccharities.org.

For additional information on how you can help Catholic Charities assist the storm struck Houston community, contact Julissa Chappell, Director of Communications, at (832) 863.6449 or visit http://www.catholiccharities.org.

Contact:
Julissa Chappell, Director of Communications
Catholic Charities
832-863-6449

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