In response to the flooding in southeastern Minnesota in August 2007, the Diocese of Winona, Minnesota has been giving grants to those families hit hardest by the disaster.
The diocese, according to the AP, has distributed almost $492,000 in assistance from dioceses in Minnesota in addition to a big donation from the Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi. The aid recipients comprised of 388 families in the southeastern Winona, Houston and Fillmore counties. Aid was not distributed on the basis of the recipients’ faith.
The Biloxi Diocese donated $45,000 to the relief fund. After Hurricane Katrina, the Winona Diocese made a large financial contribution to its sister diocese in Biloxi.