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Coronavirus Emergency Fund

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee created the Coronavirus Emergency Fund to help alleviate the financial hardship caused by the outbreak. Thanks to your generosity, the fund is providing emergency needs to local families including food, personal care items, rent assistance and job referral services. To date, 38 grants have been distributed to our parishes, St. Vincent de Paul chapters and local Catholic programs. If you are able, please consider making a donation now to help alleviate the growing financial hardship caused by the pandemic in our area.

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Coronavirus Emergency Fund Grants

Coronavirus Emergency Fund supports ministries serving those in need and members of our community who have been negatively affected by the pandemic.

Grants distributed September 28, 2020

St. Louis Catholic Church, Caledonia: $2,000 to assist single mothers fleeing domestic violence who need funds for security deposits to secure apartments.

Our Lady Queen of Peace, Milwaukee: $2,000 to assist parish members facing financial challenges due to unemployment, medical bills, and funeral expenses.

Harold Johnson Delavan Food Pantry, Walworth: $2,000 to purchase food to prepare prepacked bags of groceries distributed curbside to the increasing in the number of families needing assistance.

St. Catherine Food Pantry, Milwaukee: $2,000 to support food distribution to community members at a time when demand has increased 94% and expenses have increased 49%.

St. Vincent de Paul Society- St. Benedict Conference, Williams Bay: $2,000 to provide financial assistance to growing number of people in need in Fontana, Sharon, Walworth, and Williams Bay. Support is provided for rent and security deposits, utility costs, auto repairs, gas cards, food, diapers, and toiletries.

Grants distributed September 21, 2020

Kenosha Council St. Vincent de Paul Society, Kenosha: $2,000 to purchase food to distribute to the areas of the city affected by the coronavirus and unrest in Kenosha.

St. Mark Parish, Kenosha: $2,000 to support the Food Pantry in serving increasing number of families and neighbors seeking assistance during these difficult times.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Racine County Council, Racine: $2,000 to purchase perishable and non-perishable food for distribution to increasing number of clients, as collections from parishioners had to be suspended.

Grants distributed September 9, 2020

Holy Apostles St. Vincent de Paul Conference, New Berlin: $2,000 to provide assistance with rent and utilities as need increases.

Grants distributed August 27, 2020

St. Dominic Parish, Sheboygan: $1,000 to support the Laundry Love ministry by providing money and supplies for laundry services for those in need on the second Tuesday of the month at Midway Laundry.

Grants distributed August 18, 2020

St. Vincent de Paul Lumen Christi, Mequon: $2,000 to assist SVDP food pantries, the Northside SVDP meal program, a monthly meal for Serenity Inn, and on-going support for homeless families living at Family Promise Shelter.

St. Vincent de Paul Holy Cross, Bristol & Wilmot: $2,000 to help families that can barely make it from week to week living in western Kenosha County in the villages of Bristol, Paddock Lake, Salem Lakes, Trevor, and Silver Lake.

St. Vincent de Paul, Twin Lakes: $2,000 to assist increasing number of families facing job loss with basic needs including rent, food, and utilities.

Grants distributed August 10, 2020

Sacred Heart Parish, Racine: $2,000 to provide financial assistance to city residents to help pay their rent, utilities, car repairs, medical bills, and other emergency needs, and to fund our Food Pantry Program, providing families with nonperishable food, diapers, and formula.

Catholic Charities, Milwaukee: $10,000 to assist those in need with rent and utility expenses distributed across the ten counties of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Grants distributed July 29, 2020

Works of Mercy Ministry, Cedarburg: $1,000 to assist with rental assistance for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Grants distributed June 26, 2020

All Saints Catholic Church, Milwaukee: $2,000 to assist this parish which serves the community in an area of the city experiencing one of the highest poverty rates in Wisconsin.

Grants distributed June 12, 2020

Basilica of St. Josaphat Food Pantry, Milwaukee: $2,000 to provide gift cards to low income families and those who are homeless. Serving many new guests weekly.

St. Vincent de Paul Conference, Beaver Dam: $2,000 to assist individuals and families through short-term financial crisis by assisting with rent or utility bills and other needs such as household goods, clothing and beds.

Open Door Café atThe Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee: $2,000 to help purchase food items and supplies needed to continue our bag lunch service.

Grants distributed May 22, 2020

St. Dismas Jail Ministry, Waukesha: $1,000 to provide financial assistance to jail/prison inmates and those recently released attempting to re-enter into society, since funding from SVPD stores is not available due to store closures.

St. Andrew-Mary Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society, Mayville: $2,000 to help neighbors in our community who have lost their jobs with rent and energy assistance.

St. John Paul II Food Pantry, Milwaukee: $1,000 to help with increased need for food as more families are coming to our door looking for help.

St. Vincent de Paul-Horicon at Sacred Heart Parish, Horicon: $2,000 to provide financial assistance to residents of Horicon, Juneau, Burnett and Iron Ridge to help pay their rent, utilities, car repairs, medical bills, gas, and other emergency needs.

St. Vincent de Paul Conference at Shepherd of the Hills Eden: $1,000 to assit with rent, utility bills, clothing, gas, food, and household products for those in need in the Eden and Campbellsport areas.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee: $2,000 to support the “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” program which provides supplemental financial support to seven of our most needy parish volunteer groups throughout Milwaukee County.

Congregation of the Great Spirit, Milwaukee: $750 to provide support to parishioners impacted by job loss due to COVID-19.

Casa Guadalupe Education Center, West Bend: $2,000 to assist Latino clients who now are without work with emerging basic needs, such as food resources and assistance paying rent and utility bills.

St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Milwaukee: $2,000 to support the parish's SVDP Chapter in its efforts to help the poor and needy since the parish's monthly collection is not available.

St. Mary Magdalen, Milwaukee: $750 to assist parishioners who have lost their jobs due to the economic crisis with utitlity bills.

Dominican Center, Milwaukee: $500 to provide basic needs and curbside celebrations to those we serve.

The Legacy at St. Joseph's, Kenosha: $1,000 to purchase needed items including sanitizers, personal protective equipment and soap which are at a premium right now.

Grants distributed May 18, 2020

Catholic Community of Waukesha, Waukesha: $1,000 to help immigrant families who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19.

St. Michael Parish, Milwaukee: $2,000 to offer assitance to Hmong and Burmese refugees who have little or no funding for emergencies and critical health care.

St. Mark Parish, Kenosha: $2,000 to fund the Pantry Program, providing families impacted by the pandemic with nonperishable food and gift cards to buy fresh food.

St Patrick Parish, Milwaukee: $2,000 to provide support to vunerable parish families by helping with utility bills and to fund initial costs for on-line giving on the parish website.

Catholic Charities, Milwaukee: $2,000 to serve most vulnerable in our community impacted by the Safe-at-Home order including those unable to access basic needs – food, medication and health care.

St. Bruno St. Vincent de Paul Conference, Dousman: $1,000 to provide the people we serve in western Waukesha County, Jefferson County and Walworth County with assistance with rent, utilities, food, clothing, and referral services.

Mother of Good Counsel Parish & School, Milwaukee: $2,000 to support the parish's SVDP Food Pantry and food distribution to school families in need.

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If you are able, please consider making a donation now to help alleviate the growing financial hardship caused by the pandemic in our area.

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has created a Coronavirus Emergency Fund to help alleviate the financial hardship caused by the outbreak. This fund will support ministries serving those in need who have been negatively affected by the pandemic.

Please complete this brief application to receive funding consideration from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Coronavirus Emergency Fund.

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