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Catholic Charities Continues to Assist Minot Flood Victims
Alexandria, Va. – Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) and Catholic Charities North Dakota continue to coordinate with local organizations to help victims of the recent flooding in Minot. “The waters are finally receding, and over 4000 people are expected to lose their homes,” says Larry Bernhardt, Executive Director of Catholic Charities North Dakota. “This is the worst flooding that Minot has seen in over a century – they are going to need financial donations and on-the-ground assistance for months to come.” The flood waters surpassed the 130-year record of 1558 feet above sea level last weekend, displacing thousands of residents, who are now waiting in nearby communities to assess the damages to their homes. Catholic Charities USA is assisting Catholic Charities North Dakota as they coordinate efforts with other local emergency relief organizations to provide food, shelter, utility assistance, and other key services. To help victims in Minot and other disaster-stricken areas, please visit the Catholic Charities USA Disaster Donation Page. About Catholic Charities USA Catholic Charities USA is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope for more than 10 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For almost 300 years, Catholic Charities agencies have worked to reduce poverty by providing a myriad of vital services in their communities, ranging from health care and job training to food and housing.