In response to the devastation that impacts our brothers and sisters in Christ through natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis, the Diocese of St. Petersburg has established a Disaster Relief Fund. Through this fund, generous donors are invited to offer assistance by making a gift that will benefit those working to assist those who have found themselves in desperate need due to unforeseen, and often tragic circumstances. By joining together, the people of our diocese can make a huge impact in the hardest hit areas around the world.
Please know, 100% of all donations made to our diocesan Disaster Relief Fund will be directed to those affected by natural disasters.
Hurricane Idalia - updated as of 9/6/2023. All five counties in the Diocese of St. Petersburg, and our neighboring counties received Hurricane Idalia's direct impact. The storm’s full impact is currently being assessed. To begin assisting those most affected, Bishop Parkes has presented Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Petersburg with $100,000 of aid from the Diocese of St. Petersburg Disaster Relief Fund.
Maui Fires – updated 8/30/2023. In response to the devastating fires throughout the island of Maui, Hawaii, Bishop Parkes has sent $100,000 of aid from the Diocese of St. Petersburg Disaster Relief Fund to the Diocese of Honolulu to assist the people of Lahaina and throughout the island of Maui.
For those seeking to offer aid for those affected by either Hurricane Idalia or the fires in Maui, we appreciate your generosity and have updated the diocesan Disaster Relief Fund temporarily to allow for designating your gift.
Donations can also be sent by mail to:
Disaster Relief Fund
Diocese of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 40200
St. Petersburg, FL 33743-0200
If you have any questions concerning your donation and which natural disaster will benefit during specific timeframes, please contact the diocesan Stewardship and Development Office at (727) 344-1611.