Catholic Charities aiding oil spill victims unassisted by BP
September 06, 2010
The president of Catholic Charities USA told Vatican Radio on September 4 that his network of Catholic social service organizations is aiding victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill whom BP will not assist. The energy giant, says Father Larry Snyder, is not assisting Gulf Coast residents who are involved in “secondary jobs” unrelated to the fishing industry, even if their livelihoods have been devastated by the largest marine oil spill in history. He added that BP does not pay for food assistance.
Father Snyder said that Catholic Charities was the first to establish sites where victims of the oil spill could obtain food, financial assistance, and mental health assistance.