While teams and leaders at our eight Catholic Charities of St. Louis agencies have been working hard to implement new strategies and protocols to safely serve current and future clients, the central office team has been working to support those agency efforts and to develop more ways to reach out to people in need, including those who may be needing assistance for the first time.
As needs grow and change, we will continue seeking opportunities to develop solutions. Here are a few actions Catholic Charities has already taken:
· Provided $20,000 in gift cards to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) to distribute through their food pantries in areas of greatest need.
· Contributed $10,000 to St. Louis Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, which will be distributed to area nonprofits directly serving people impacted by coronavirus-related hardship.
· Together with The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities is co-leading a St. Louis County Regional Response Group, bringing together more than a dozen area nonprofit and government agencies to coordinate the efficient distribution of COVID-19 related emergency relief to those most in need.
To learn more about what our agencies are doing and how you can support them, please visit their websites. Links are provided on our COVID-19 Response Page, along with a list of Urgent In-Kind Needs. Thank you for any support you can provide!