Catholic Charities to distribute emergency grants

$200 grants available to families dealing with flood damage

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay received a $10,000 emergency grant from Catholic Charities USA to assist with damage caused by the recent flooding in northeast Wisconsin.

“The damage to homes and property has been extensive, but we hope that every little bit of assistance helps our neighbors who have been impacted by the flood waters,” said Ted Phernetton, director of Catholic Charities.

The grant money, in the amount of $200 per family with an income of less than $60,000 per year, will be distributed to individuals upon request and can be used for costs related to cleanup, replacement items ruined in the flood, purchase of a dehumidifier, daily living expenses, security deposit assistance, and temporary housing. The dollars will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to those living within the 16 counties of the Diocese of Green Bay.

Founded in 1918, Catholic Charities provides social services to residents in the 16 counties of northeastern Wisconsin that make up the Diocese of Green Bay. Catholic Charities serves all individuals, regardless of their background or faith.

For information or to request grant funds, contact Phernetton at 920-272-8234 or