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GREEN BAY, Wis. (July 25, 2019) – 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 tornadoes and flooding in northeast Wisconsin.

“The damage to homes and property has been extensive and we realize that the need is far beyond the limited dollars available, but we hope every little bit of assistance helps our neighbors who have been impacted by the tornadoes and 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 due to tornadoes and flood waters, purchase of a dehumidifier, daily living expenses, security deposit assistance, temporary housing, and clean-up costs. 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.

For further information or to request grant funds, please contact Ted Phernetton at 920-272-8234 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. These services include mental health counseling; family strengthening programs to refugee and immigration communities; adoption and pregnancy counseling to assist birth parents, adoptive couples, and people with unplanned pregnancies; budget counseling; and more. Catholic Charities serves all individuals, regardless of their background or faith. Please visit www.newcatholiccharities.org to learn more and view all services.


Who we are: As friends and followers of Jesus, the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay is devoted to fostering households and communities of discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church. We are missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. Established in 1868, the diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.


Justine Lodl, director of communications, at 920-272-8213 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or Sarah Gietman, communications coordinator, at 920-272-8209 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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