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2014-04-11 12:24:05

Weber Honored for Lifetime of Service to Those in Need during National Volunteer Month ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA is pleased to announce that Alexis Weber, Director of the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Hospital and volunteer at Catholic Charities Pittsburgh, is the winner of the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award. Weber has volunteered her talents as a nurse with St. Joseph House, a sixty-bed single...

2013-11-11 00:20:28

Catholic Charities USA President Recognizes Service and Sacrifice of Armed Forces ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Veterans Day, Catholic Charities USA, along with its network of over 160 social service agencies across America, expresses its gratitude for the service and sacrifice of all of our country's military men and women. "On this day, we recognize with gratitude all who have served our nation in the armed forces," said Father Larry Snyder,...

2013-05-16 16:23:25

Hosted by Catholic Charities CYO in San Francisco, gathering to focus on the "Bridge to Opportunities" ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), among the nation's leading organizations in poverty reduction and disaster response, announced today that Father Greg Boyle, Founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, will serve as one of the keynote speakers during CCUSA's 2013 Annual Gathering in San Francisco, California. Founded...

2013-05-15 16:29:20

Charity cannot make up the increased need that would be created by proposed cuts WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading hunger-relief charities and religious advocates expressed outrage in response to the severe cuts to anti-hunger programs included in the farm bill considered today by the House Agriculture Committee.  The bill includes $21 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the nation's largest nutrition...

2013-05-10 12:22:45

Hosted by Catholic Charities in San Francisco, gathering to focus on the "Bridge to Opportunities" ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), among the nation's leading organizations in poverty reduction and disaster response, announced today that Patrick Lencioni will serve as one of the keynote speakers during CCUSA's 2013 Annual Gathering in San Francisco, California. Named by Fortune magazine as one of the 'ten new gurus you should...

2013-05-01 08:28:15

Keith Styles and Candy Hill to serve as Executive Vice Presidents ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) today announced the addition of Keith Styles as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, and the promotion of Candy Hill, Senior Vice President of Social Policy and Government Affairs since 2005, to Executive Vice President, Social Policy and External Affairs. Styles formerly served as CCUSA's outside legal...

2013-04-25 08:32:07

Charlotte Pastor Recognized for Lifetime of Service to Those in Need ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA is pleased to announce Rev. George Kloster, a priest of the diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, as the winner of the 2013 Volunteer of the Year award. Rev. Kloster, the pastor of St. William Church in Murphy, North Carolina, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hayesville, North Carolina, serves on the advisory board for the Office...

2013-04-18 12:25:56

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA, the national office representing nearly 170 Catholic Charities agencies nationwide, hosted leaders from local agencies to meet with their legislators and call on them to support innovative and effective reform of the social safety net. With continued focus on the budget debate in Washington, the annual Hill Day visits provided executive leadership of Catholic Charities agencies the opportunity to illustrate...

2013-02-19 16:25:25

NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Robin Hood Relief Committee met on Friday, February 15 to review the latest round of Hurricane Sandy Relief grants. The Committee approved more than $4.9 million in grants to over 30 organizations in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey. With this latest round of grants, Robin Hood has allocated 75% of the $67.5 million it has raised-to-date for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts; this equates to approximately $460,000 in grant-making per day...

2013-01-12 20:20:11

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) and the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington DC honored Martin Luther King, Jr., by presenting awards to contemporary heroes working to keep his dream alive. Hundreds of people attended the "Keep the Dream Alive" Mass & Awards ceremony, which took place at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. The event took place during the celebration of Mass...