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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  Year after year in the United States, disasters have become increasingly more prevalent. The 2017 hurricane season was the most disastrous in our nation’s history, affecting 8% of the U.S. population (25 million people).  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supported 59 major disaster declarations and 16 emergency declarations for 17 named storms. While the agency continues to support disasters (700 active disaster supports still...
Thursday, November 8, 2018

 

Tune in to Sacred Heart Radio's interview of our CEO, Elizabeth Disco-Shearer, share more about the Disaster Services Corp., SVDP-USA's long term disaster recovery work found here: http://bit.ly/2zCphbm.

 

 

 

Thursday, August 30, 2018
San Diego, CA: Today the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will award the 2018 Sam Carocci Humanitarian Disaster Relief Award to Team Rubicon for its support of St. Vincent de Paul’s disaster recovery work after deadly impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico. The 2017 Hurricane killed 2975 people and impacted 79 out of the 80 municipalities. FEMA has since registered 869,717 individuals for recovery assistance.    The award ceremony will take...
Friday, March 16, 2018

Parish Recovery Assistance Centers Provide Help and Relief to Maria and Irma Survivors

CHRISTIANSTED, ST. CROIX , USA , March...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

 

February 9, 2018 PUERTO RICO: REBUILDING AFTER MARIA Team Rubicon Extends Pilot Recovery Program As Team Rubicon prepares to pilot rebuilding in Texas following Hurricane Harvey, we are extending our pilot to Puerto Rico to address the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. The destruction across Puerto Rico is difficult to fathom. Puerto Ricans – American citizens – have...
Monday, December 4, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/04/17   Brooke Newton  Deputy Director, Disaster Services SVdP-USA (502)528-1728 www.svdpdisaster.org bnewton@svdpdisaster.org Parish Recovery Assistance Centers Help Maria Survivors San Juan, PR- Today Disaster Services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-USA working with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the clergy in the Diocesan Council, Sociedad de San Vincente de Paul Inc./ Consejo Central de Puerto Rico, is...
Monday, November 20, 2017
Training In ICS, Incident Action Plan Helps Volunteers Deliver Hurricane Relief Services 10/19/2017    Kathy Fraser, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications TEEX Marketing And Communication Email: media@teex.tamu.edu Phone: (979) 458-7753   When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma struck, St. Vincent de Paul – USA Disaster Services Corporation was one of the faith-based organizations that deployed to help people in the impacted areas. They set...
Monday, November 20, 2017
SVdP-USA Launches Disaster Services Corporation Andy Segedin of the Non-Profit Times      OCTOBER 5, 2017   The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP-USA) has launched Disaster Services Corporation, SVdP-USA to better respond to disasters such as those seen in recent weeks in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The corporation, which will remain under the auspices of SVdP-USA’s national council, represents a necessary change...
Monday, November 20, 2017
Barron County tornado: Called to action Catholic Herald | November 17, 2017  Jayne L. Stewart,   Executive Director St. Joseph Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul   I was on vacation May 16 but had stopped back in town late that afternoon to take a class that was cancelled due to the possibility of dangerous weather. I watched the frightening weather draw closer on TV.   Soon after, I received a call from our (Society of St. Vincent...