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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.


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  





Disaster Plans


Salem refugee effort traces its ancestry to Catholic Charities 

Posted By | Barbara Curtin Miles
Salem for Refugees is a nonprofit organization located in Salem, Oregon that helps provide support and resources for refugees in the area.

Profile: Antoinette Awuakye

Posted By | Vanessa Gallant, Communications Support Volunteer
Antoinette is a Catholic Charities Board member and senior regulatory affairs specialist at Cambia Health Solutions. She was a young girl when she immigrated to the United States from Ghana, West Africa.

A new home off the streets

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
Innovative affordable housing with services set for key Portland neighborhood Catholic Charities of Oregon broke ground Sept. 12 on another building with low-cost apartments for people working their way out of homelessness. Francis & Clare Place in the Buckman neighborhood of Southeast Portland will offer 61 units plus services to help residents achieve stability and…

Catholic social teaching: life and dignity of the human person

Posted By | Catholic Charities Communications
In honor of Catholic Charities’ 90th anniversary of providing help and hope to those who need it most, we are doing a 7 part series on the principles of Catholic social teaching.