Although the late summer rain storms are no longer a major topic of the news cycle, the damage they caused are still at the forefront for many on the East Coast.
He also has seen much good will since the storm and said he has been “totally impressed” with donations from diocesan parishes. “They’re calling up to say, ‘We want to send you money’ — and it’s not little money, it’s big money. It’s really an opportunity to show what we’re all about,” he said.
Our Lady of the Valley Parish is only accepting monetary donations since it has no storage space. Parishioners also have been doling out 300 to 400 meals each day to storm victims and relief workers at the parish hall.
“There’s a lot of goodness that’s come out of this,” Father Holmes said.