Approximately half of the donations will be allocated to humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and for pastoral and rebuilding support in affected dioceses through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The other half will be sent directly to the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.
That diocese, which is led by a friend of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, suffered severe damages in Hurricane Irma.
A statement from the archdiocese noted, “Many of you know Archbishop Kurtz’s good friend Bishop Herbert Bevard, who is the ordinary in the Diocese of Saint Thomas and who has visited many parishes in our Archdiocese. Our prayerful and financial support is urgently needed.”
The archdiocese also plans to make a direct donation to the Diocese of St. Thomas.
Donations may be turned into a parish or mailed directly to: Archdiocese of Louisville, ATTN: Finance Office, P.O. Box 32533 Louisville, KY 40232-2533.
Include a notation on your check indicating it should be allocated for the “2017 Hurricane Irma Collection.”