Derecho Disaster Relief

On August 10, 2020, a straight-line windstorm, called a derecho, hit Iowa with hurricane-force winds. The storm caused severe damage to crops, businesses, and homes. Tens of thousands of individuals and families, weeks later, remain without power while they assess damages and remove debris. 

The Diocese of Des Moines is working with our local Catholic Charities to help the individuals and families most severely affected by the derecho. A Derecho Relief Fund has been established for this work of mercy. If you are able to help, your donation will provide direct relief to those in most need. If our collective generosity meets the scope of need in the Diocese of Des Moines, we will be contacting neighboring dioceses with significant damage such as the Archdiocese of Dubuque and the Diocese of Davenport to share these relief funds.

Please call (515) 237-5079 for assistance or to make your gift securely over the phone.  Thank you for your support of our faith community - local and global!