Catholic Charities of Jackson is doing all it can to respond to the water crisis, while simultaneously helping house those displaced by recent flooding.
NEW YORK – Chamon Williams remembers the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Ida in 2021, and how Catholic Charities of Jackson, Mississippi helped the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux then. Now, she is returning the favor as a water crisis hits Mississippi’s capital city.
“Sometimes we have to support each other before we can get resources from other agencies,” Williams, the executive director of Catholic Charities of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, told Crux.
“I can definitely say that after Hurricane Ida the Jackson Diocese and Catholic Charities of Jackson were very instrumental in getting household supplies, hygiene items, and different food to the Houma-Thibodaux diocese,” Williams said. “So, we’re just sharing the blessing that they shared with us.”
About 215 miles north of Houma, Catholic Charities of Jackson is also doing all it can to respond to the water crisis. The organization bought pallets of water that were available to the community, while simultaneously helping house those displaced by recent flooding.