With slow-moving Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the East Coast, aid organizations were responding to emergency needs from flooding, winds and landslides in Cuba and Haiti.
Meteorologists said 24-30 inches of rain had fallen in some regions of Haiti, with devastating winds affecting much of the central Caribbean region.
Donations are being sought to meet emergency and long-term responses to the storm.
Among those accepting cash donations are:
— Catholic Relief Services. Donations can be made online; via mail to P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, Maryland, 21297-0303 and indicate Hurricane Matthew in the memo; or call toll-free 877-435-7277 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time.
— Catholic Medical Mission Board online.
— Malteser International, Order of Malta Worldwide Relief organization online.
— Development and Peace/Caritas Canada online.
— Salesian Missions online.
— St. Boniface Haiti Foundation online.
Catholic News Service will list other agencies accepting donations for hurricane response as they are received.