Media Contact:
Jeremy Bermender
Catholic Charities Dallas

DALLAS – May 3, 2021 – During the Winter storms in early 2020, Catholic Charities Dallas (CCD) launched a relief fund for individuals and families impacted by the crippling winter storm that hit Dallas in mid-February and subsequently caused significant damage to homes and businesses due to long-term power outages and burst pipes.

CCD has raised $500,000 from private donors and grants from Toyota Motor North America, Catholic Charities USA and the Dallas Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund. Since program launch, CCD has assisted many families across their 9 service counties: Dallas, Collin, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall.

These funds are available to any individual or family that has struggled financially due to impacts from the storm. Funds can cover bills related to short-term housing, home repairs not covered by insurance or FEMA, replacement of home goods or personal items, or deductibles on one’s home insurance. A simple application is required and can be found at: or applicants can call (214) 257-0674 for more information or assistance.

“COVID-19 had already exacted such a huge financial toll on families over the last year, only to be exacerbated by the winter storms,” said Dave Woodyard, President/CEO for CCD. “We stand ready to support those who need relief to cover high deductibles or other costs not covered through home or renters’ insurance or government relief programs.”