The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

In the wake of the deadly storms that tore across western Kentucky this weekend, we lift our hearts to the Lord in prayer for every person who has been affected, who is grappling with great loss and sorrow, who is broken hearted and crushed in spirit.
So many of you have reached out to us for guidance on how to help. Thank you for your heart to serve. We too feel the pressure to jump in and help, but we want to provide meaningful support when the affected communities are ready for the help we can offer. Here in Kentucky as in so many other places in recent years – from hurricanes in Louisiana to wildfires in California - Catholic Charities will be providing disaster relief long after the news crews have departed!
Here’s what is happening right now:
  • Archbishop Kurtz is in contact with Bishop Medley of the Diocese of Owensboro to discern how best to assist. Archbishop Kurtz is connecting with pastors about offering collections in the coming week to support the Diocese of Owensboro. 
  • Our CEO, Lisa DeJaco Crutcher, has reached out to her counterpart at Catholic Charities Owensboro to learn how we can support their efforts.
  • Our staff has been reaching out to Archdiocesan parishes in southern Kentucky to offer assistance when needed.
As we learn more, we will quickly communicate it with you. If you feel compelled to respond immediately, please consider donating to:
Click below to donate to the Diocese of Owensboro or the Governor's Fund.
If you would like to send a check please make it out to Archdiocese of Louisville and note "2021 Owensboro Relief" in the memo line.

Proceeds should be forwarded to:
Archdiocese of Louisville
ATTN: 2021 Owensboro Relief
3940 Poplar Level Road
Louisville, KY 40213-1463
Thank you, again, for your heart of compassion.