Rivers in Mexico
Helping Victims of Disasters
Explore Our Disaster Relief Pillar:
What Is Our Disaster Relief Pillar?
When a natural disaster occurs in a third world country, no one is ready for it.
The human impact from natural disaster is often not realized until years after the event. Disasters hinder societies from moving forward, forcing a focus on immediate needs rather than long-term solutions to societal growth. Food, water, housing and infrastructure become the priority for many societies in the wake of disaster. Particularly in third world areas, natural catastrophes strip communities from whatever momentum they may have had in moving toward self-sufficiency. People fall deeper into poverty and dependence. The ramifications may span generations.
At Catholic World Mission we aim to restore and to provide aid to these stricken communities after devastation. Read their stories below and learn more about how you can help provide aid to those most in need.
Areas of Work
We have relief efforts around the world. Missionaries are dedicated to providing physical and psychological care to the people after devastation strikes.
Projects in Progress
Donate Now so together we are ready to respond quickly to natural disasters that plague our brothers and sisters in Christ. When disaster strikes, every dollar makes a difference.
- Haiti Earthquake Relief
- Gallup, New Mexico and Mexico COVID Help
- Medical Supplies Shipments
Projects Completed Thanks to Your Generosity
When you look at the poverty that exists around us, it can be easy to wonder how your gift is being used. But God can use even the smallest acts of kindness and faith in incredible ways. With your donation, you have:
- Mexico – Earthquake Relief (ETCs)
- Bosnia – Flooding Relief
- Ecuador – Earthquake Relief
- Philippines – Typhoon Relief
- Japan – Earthquake & Tsunami Relief
- Sri Lanka – Easter Bombing Recovery
- India – Flood recovery in Kerala
- Tanzania – Drought relief
Thank you! We encourage you to continue to donate to Disaster Relief in support of Christ-centered organizations responding to the immediate and long-term assistance of those affected by natural disasters. And, above all, we hope you’ll support us in prayer as we bring the message of Jesus to a world in need of hope.
Recent Successes in Disaster Relief Projects
Updates from around the world, made possible by you!
Mexico - Giving Back in Playa del Carmen
Learn more about Grace’s experience with volunteering at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Playa del Carmen. Thanks to generous donors like you we have been able to help many families be able to receive food and essential items through this amazing Parish!
Shipping - From Shipping Container to Medical Clinic
We have been able to stock 11 health clinics and hospitals in Ghana, Gambia, and the Philippines with medical supplies that has served 5,000 plus people! This includes a creative approach to transforming a shipping container into a clinic.
Gallup, NM - How You Helped the Hardest-Hit US Community
Your generosity provided hand sanitizing stations for 11 churches and 9 schools, food and other supplies.
Haiti - Many children and families have suffered greatly
The sisters of CFSOP (Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor) and their Children Feeding and Nutrition Outreach Program help those in urgent need of regular meals and vital health care.
Jamaica - 150 of the poorest families are receiving help
COVID-19 hit Jamaica hard and its people have suffered greatly, the impact has reached the Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor (CFSOP) in the Diocese of Montego Bay.
Mexico - Relief from Rising Rivers
CWM partnered with Arch Bishop Fabio Martinez Castillo to send food relief to help feed 30 refuges and others throughout the seven affected municipalities of Chiapas and Tabasco.
United States – COVID-19 Response in Georgia
Thanks to the generosity and quick response of two local sisters and their family in Atlanta, GA, the local homeless are being given basic necessities weekly during these trying times.
India - Give comfort to flood victims today!
Click “Read More” below to help our brothers and sisters who are suffering after catastrophic flooding in Kerala displaced 1 million people and killed 500 in August. Our partners there have an ambitious plan to help rebuild the region. Help now!
Help Us with the Disaster Relief Fund
When disaster strikes in the developing world, a fast response is critical. Help us respond quickly to the needs of children and families in crisis by contributing to the Disaster Relief Fund before the poor face an emergency. Scroll through projects below to see ways you've helped in times of disaster:
Restart CFSOP’s Life-Saving Feeding Program
On top of the recent earthquake that destroyed everything they own, the Sisters are struggling to feed many impoverished children in Haiti.
Will you help the poor weather the COVID-19 storm?
In times of crisis, the poor often suffer the most. But you can help today with a gift of $25 (or more!). Your gift will be rushed into action…
Students in Tanzania on the Brink of Disaster
We need to send food in the next 30 days. Here’s how..