Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg may, as funding is available, provide financial assistance for victims of disaster. The following are guidelines for disaster assistance:
- Disaster shall be defined as a personal or natural tragedy that has caused damage to an individual’s/family’s home that is beyond their means to repair.
- Disaster assistance focuses on the restoration of the home environment. Motel assistance, food and clothing will not be considered through this fund.
- All other available resources, i.e., insurance, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross, county Redevelopment Authority, FEMA, etc. must be utilized or determined not available before proceeding with Catholic Charities Disaster Assistance.
- Disaster assistance requires Catholic Charities staff to visit the home and assess the reported damage (if possible).
- Amount of financial assistance will be based on a case-by-case supervisory review. Review shall include report of home visit, review of situation and personal resources, availability of other agency and insurance funds, bids (3) for the work to be done, and money available in the Disaster Fund.
- Household income must be reported but may not preclude assistance.
In order to initiate the process of requesting assistance for a disaster, please follow the same process for requesting any other assistance through the Comprehensive Information and Referral Program.