Omaha, Neb., Mar 20, 2019 / 04:06 am
As devastating flood waters continue to rise in parts of the Midwest, Catholics are working to raise funds for both short-term aid and long-term rebuilding efforts.
"Please join Archbishop [George] Lucas in praying for all those displaced or otherwise affected by the ongoing flooding," said the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska.
A special collection in Omaha this weekend will help fund recovery efforts. Parishes have been asked to evaluate needs in their communities and request funds for both immediate recovery needs and long-term rebuilding.
"Grants may be distributed to purchase water, food, shelter, cleaning supplies, tools, building materials, and tuition assistance for displaced employees," said archdiocesan spokesman Deacon Tim McNeil said.