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Resources for Emergencies

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official overseas relief and development agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and a member of Caritas International. Your Missions Office is the local representative for CRS.

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) leads the Catholic Church’s domestic disaster response by providing technical expertise, training, resources, advocacy and empowerment to partner agencies and the poor and vulnerable people they serve. Catholic Community Services (CCS) is a local member agency of CCUSA. For more information visit

Global Emergencies
CRS Global Emergency Update - August/September 2018
Rohingya Refugee Fact Sheet - January 2018
Respond to the Hunger Crisis in Africa
Resources from Catholic Relief Services
Prayers for Emergencies
CRS Emergency Response & Recovery

Refugee Crisis
11 things you may not know about refugees
Some of us have concerns about refugees coming to the U.S.. Some have strong misconceptions about just who refugees are, especially about Syrian refugees. Here are answers to questions - answers that may surprise.
A Moment for Grace: A Prayer for Refugees
Syrian Refugee Crisis
Catholic Relief Services' Syrian Refugee Crisis landing page.
Syrian Refugee Crisis: 7 Things You Can Do to Help
From Catholic Relief Services.
Those wishing to assist CRS' work in the Middle East can send their donation through the Missions Office. Make checks payable to "CCAS" (Corporation of the Catholic Archbishop of Seattle), note “Refugee Crisis,” and send to:

CRS/Missions Office, Archdiocese of Seattle
710 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

or call 877-435-7277;
or online at
Donate Online

Domestic Emergencies
Catholic Community Services Western Washington
In the event of major emergencies in the state of Washington, learn about the Church’s response by visiting, or calling (206) 328-5696.
Catholic Charities USA
For information and resources on domestic emergencies in the United States, visit Catholic Charities USA:

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