As of late Monday, Los Angeles authorities had responded to more than 475 mudslides, with 38 homes or buildings damaged by debris flows. Nine people are confirmed dead so far in the region.
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Irsay, a billionaire businessman who grew up in the Chicago area, praised his cousin’s service to others during her time as a religious sister.
Program comes after ‘extensive’ dialogue with religious groups.
According to the statement, the migrants were sent to the California Catholic Charities to receive care because it is a federally funded charity in a sanctuary city.
Despite the Gospel command for Christians to serve the needy, an appellate court ruled last month that the Catholic Charities Bureau of the Diocese of Superior is not operated primarily for a religious purpose.
Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice told the Register he feels lucky to be alive, after two branches crashed through his roof into the ceiling of his living room, as he laments the much greater losses many others suffered.
Catholic Charities has deployed teams on the ground to assess the damage and where their efforts are most needed.
In their response, Church officials are focusing on the humanitarian and spiritual needs of these vulnerable people.
In the hardest-hit areas, in southern and central Puerto Rico, more than 900 people had to be rescued as surging floodwaters submerged houses and damaged roads.
‘We’re in this for the long haul,’ in terms of physical and spiritual aid, entities promise.