Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Mo. awarded $91,506 grant


Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), has received a grant in the amount of $91,506 from Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) Midwest Early Recovery Fund.

The grant will fund long-term disaster case management services for survivors of the May 2019 tornado that devasted areas in the communities of Jefferson City and Eldon, as well as households impacted by May and June flooding in additional counties.

““Our fund has worked with CCCNMO before and they were excellent grantees,” said Nancy Beers, program director of the Midwest Early Recovery Fund. “We look forward to continuing this important work in Missouri to support those still struggling to recover from the storms of 2019.”

This generous contribution from CDP will enable Catholic Charities disaster case managers to remain committed in their roles of guiding clients through the recovery process, receiving the benefits and services needed to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

CCCNMO staff members supports short-term and long-term recovery efforts for individuals and families dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters like tornados, floods, and other catastrophes.

“Recovery is a long process,” said Dan Lester, executive director of Catholic Charities. “We are grateful to have a partner like CDP that recognizes the long-term nature of recovery, and supports community agencies like Catholic Charities, who are committed to continuing to serve survivors long after the initial storm has passed.

Catholic Charities has established a Disaster Relief fund to help tornado and flooding survivors, in addition to residents in need when tragedy impacts a local community.

Checks may be made payable to CCCNMO, and mailed to P.O. Box 104626, Jefferson City, MO 65110, or contribute online at