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Disaster Preparedness

On this page you will find resources for how to stay safe and take care during severe weather and natural disaster.

Heat

Cold

If you have been watching the weather report you know there is a winter storm watch issued February 24 at 2:58PM PST until February 26 at 10:00AM PST by NWS

Please take this advance notice to ensure your family, friends, pets, homes and cars are prepared.  I have included some resources below but in general think about: 

  • Light: Battery powered over candles 
  • Heat: Blankets, indoor heaters, generators, fireplace 
  • Water: Hydration is VERY important when its cold. 
  • Food: Ensure propane tanks are full if you need to use outdoor cooking appliances 
  • Car: fill up your gas tank and have a car kit with needed emergency supplies  

Resources 

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Disaster Plans

Articles

‘It’s freedom, a chance to expand’

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Catholic Charites refugee team partners with local organization that provides free bicycles More than 50 Portland-area refugees served by Catholic Charities of Oregon will be rolling through spring with new or refurbished bicycles, helmets and locks. That’s thanks to a consortium of cycle-minded nonprofits. The volunteers from Reborn Bikes want to share their two-wheeled joy…

Volunteers gave more than 13,000 hours in 2023

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Almost 600 volunteers served more than 13,000 hours with Catholic Charities in 2023.

Food pantries helping residents handle inflation

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
With inflation taking a bite out of everyone’s resources, Catholic Charities of Oregon has organized a vibrant food pantry program for residents of its affordable housing sites. There are weekly and monthly pantries now at five locations. The food gets donated from multiple sources, including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Oregon Food…

Catholic Charities distributes toys and cheer

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Donors provided toys and Catholic Charities of Oregon staff and volunteers distributed them to about 400 children Dec. 11-12 at the agency’s headquarters. Central Catholic High School was a particularly generous provider.