Catholic Charities providing long-term help

By MARNIE McALLISTER
Record Assistant Editor

After a disaster strikes, some charities sweep in to provide emergency aid to victims. Others help to clear debris. Months later, when the initial responders have gone, Catholic Charities of Louisville is there to help families rebuild their lives.

That’s what Cathy Palmer-Ball, a case manager for Catholic Charities, has been doing since late winter when tornadoes and severe storms struck the region. She’s been finding ways to use the nearly $300,000 in donations made to Catholic Charities to help families rebuild their homes and replace appliances lost to the storms.

“We’re with the clients who’ve been affected by these disasters for the long-haul,” said Palmer-Ball during a recent interview. Read more. 

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