Venice, FL, October 5, 2022 – Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice, Inc., the charitable arm of the Diocese of Venice in Florida, has opened Disaster Response Sites throughout southwest Florida, to aid those suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Also, some Catholic parishes, with the help of their local community, are setting up their own emergency supply distribution centers.
“Catholic Charities and The Diocese of Venice are working together to ensure that we are doing all we can,” said the Most Rev. Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice. “There are many in need of help, and we are grateful for those who have volunteered their time, talents, or resources in the service of our brothers and sisters in need. Please join me in continuing to pray for the safety and recovery of those affected by the hurricane, and for all the first responders and helpers. May God bless you.”
Confirmed Disaster Response Sites to date are listed below. At all sites, unless otherwise noted, Catholic Charities will be providing food, water, and other essential supplies, and will be accepting donations of goods and supplies.
For more information, to donate, or volunteer, visit Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice online at www.catholiccharitiesdov.org. To donate to humanitarian efforts and necessary recovery efforts in the Diocese of Venice, such as the restoration and repair of churches and schools, please visit www.dioceseofvenice.org/hurricaneian.
CONFIRMED DISASTER RESPONSE SITES AS OF OCTOBER 5, 2022
St. Elizabeth Seton Church
5225 Golden Gate Parkway
Naples, FL 34116 Monday-Friday 9am-1pm, and 3pm-7pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm
St. Paul Church (New Church)
1330 E Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 34266 Monday-Friday 9am-1pm, and 3pm-7pm, Saturdays, 9am-1pm
St Michael Church (Supporting the Servant Sisters of the Virgin of Matara)
Food Pantry & Religious Education Building
408 Heard Bridge Rd
Wauchula, FL 33873 Daily 10am – 1pm, and 5pm-7pm
Hot Meals from 6pm-7pm until Sunday, October 9th
Note: For any other specific need, contact us at the Church at 863-773-4089, Extension 1, Extension 5
Centro Juan Diego
28360 Beaumont Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134 Monday-Friday 9am-1pm, and 3pm-7pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm
Elizabeth Kay Galeana Center
4235 Michigan Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33916 Monday-Friday 9am-1pm, and 3pm-7pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm
Jesus the Worker Parish
881 Nuna Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33905 Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm (time subject to change)
St. Katharine Drexel Parish
1922 SW 20th Avenue
Cape Coral, FL Monday-Friday 9am-3pm, Saturdays 9am-12pm Note: St. Katharine Drexel Parish is offering drive-up distribution of food (MRE’s), water, sanitary baby wipes and Clorox disinfecting wipes.
San Pedro Parish
4380 Tamiami Trail
North Port, FL 34287
Phone: 941-355-4680 Monday-Friday 9am-1pm, and 3pm-7pm, Saturdays, 9am-1pm
DONATIONS ONLY SITE: Sarasota Regional Office
5055 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone: 941-355-4680 Monday-Fridays 9am-4pm Note: THIS IS A DONATIONS ONLY SITE. Catholic Charities will be accepting donations of food and water for Hurricane Ian victims.