WEST VIRGINIA – It has been two years since Hurricane Sandy swept through the East Coast leaving devastating damages in its wake. Together with partners, volunteers and donors, Catholic Charities West Virginia’s (CCWVa) long-term disaster recovery team is still at work helping people whose homes were severely damaged or destroyed by the heavy snowfall from Super Storm Sandy caused by the hurricane.
Many low-income homeowners in West Virginia find it difficult to afford routine maintenance on their homes. When natural disasters like the heavy snow from the super storm hit, the damage significantly compounds the structural integrity of these homes. The CCWVa Disaster Recovery Services team is familiar with this reality and as practice plans for long-term recovery. CCWVa disaster case managers travel hundreds of miles to assess damage and bring partners and work camp teams together to make repairs and, in some cases, rebuild homes where the structure has become unlivable.
CCWVa’s mission is to alleviate poverty, distress, and injustice by providing comprehensive social services to the poor and vulnerable, advocating for social justice, and calling all people of good will, especially those of the Church, to service. In support of its universal mission, CCWVa is open to all people regardless of their race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, or marital or family status.