FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Kelly Anchrum
CINCINNATI – August 21 – The forty-three families uprooted by the flash flood that swept through Brown County last month will receive additional support with shelter, home repair and household goods due to a $10,000 grant received by Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio.
“We sought this assistance because Brown County is part of service area, and we learned that this disaster did not qualify for FEMA relief,” said Ted Bergh, CEO of Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio. “Traditionally, we look for ways to fill the gaps during disasters in our communities.”
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio is partnering with other local relief organizations with the goal to restore homes affected by the flood. This includes short-term projects such as carpeting, painting, repairs and replacing appliances, furniture and other household items destroyed. Catholic Charities USA provided the grant.
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio has served the most vulnerable in our community for nearly 100 years. Our programs protect those at risk, serve the poor and welcome the stranger regardless of their religious background or country of origin. Our mission to enlighten, serve and empower is enabled by the generosity of donors and volunteers. Together, we serve and bring hope to more than 82,000 people each year. Visit www.ccswoh.org to learn more.