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Diocesan Disaster Services

CCHT coordinates the diocesan assistance to victims of disasters. In time of natural disasters CCHT responds in partnership with local parishes through the Matthew 25 Program, the Knights of Columbus and St. Vincent de Paul societies throughout the diocese, as while as in partnership with local and nation agencies.

Yearly, CCHT also sponsors the annual TRAC disaster preparedness guide.
We are also a sponsor of the prototype TRAC/MIT hurricane resistant,
elevated LIFT house and have agreed to sponsor 5 such homes.

To view the Parish by Parish Disaster Spending Report click here.

For information on the Matthew 25 Diocesan Disaster Program click here.


Dedication ends Katrina, Rita recovery efforts

Click the Picture to read the Houma Courier Article Photo by Michael Conti/Staff


Houma Courier Article

Click Picture to read Houma Courier Article

"Catholic Charities - Group spends millions on disaster aid"

             Photo by:Julia Rendleman//Courier Staff

Houma Courier Editorial - Incredible Community Service


 Additional Resource Links:

Catholic Charities USA – Disaster Response

TRAC – www.trac4la.com

American Red Cross – www.redcross.org


Katrina & Rita Five Years Later

    Click Here to view CCUSA Report

CCHT information is at pages 35 and 36.


Rev. Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA and Kim Burgo, CCUSA Director of Disaster Response visited CCHT on April 28, 2009.  The pair met with Robert Gorman, CCHT Executive Director and Germaine Jackson, Director of Social Services before visiting the Dulac Community to view a LA LIFT house under construction and to visit a homeowner in a completed LA LIFT house.  In 2008, CCHT sponsored three additional LA LIFT hurricane-ready houses through TRAC.  The sponsorhip was made possible by a grant from Catholic Charties USA.