DeSales Media coordinates and provides resources to facilitate the wide variety of requests and support we take on for the Diocese of Brooklyn and beyond. For example, our Director of External Affairs serves as the official liaison for the Diocese with the Governor of New York State, both U.S. Senators, the Mayor of the City of New York, the NYPD, the FDNY, and the OEM.
After Hurricane Sandy, External Affairs worked as liaison with FEMA, organizing and providing them with the data necessary to complete project worksheets that would ultimately result in the awards of millions of dollars in assistance.
To see how critical this was, look at the state of Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Academy in December 2012, after damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy: