Catholic Charities USA received $1 million from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Disaster Recovery Fund to assist long-term recovery efforts from the 2020 wildfires.

This is one of the philanthropy’s largest grants ever to a single organization. It will support efforts in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.

Dominican Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities, said her group is grateful. Catholic Charities agencies provide individuals and families with direct aid, home repair, home rebuilding, health care services and other programs that enable long-term financial stability.

“People and communities affected by disasters often need help assessing and accessing financial aid and other resources that could stabilize their lives and livelihoods, and begin the road to recovery,” said Brennan Banks, director of Disaster Recovery Funds at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.

The grant was made possible by donations from the Disaster Recovery Fund and support from Google.