For the second year, we are experiencing Lent while enduring a pandemic. Our poor and vulnerable neighbors have been devastated by the impact of COVID-19. Catholic Charities is witnessing an increasing number of families in-need of emergency services such as food and shelter. Job loss and illness have created great hardships for those we serve.
During Lent, the Church asks us to focus on almsgiving. More than ever, Catholic Charities needs your help during this challenging season. As we see our clients struggling at the hands of this pandemic, please consider making a gift to Catholic Charities to help heal our community.
Your Lenten donation will be matched by a special angel – up to $50,000. Will you join our angel to restore hope to those living in poverty who are served by Catholic Charities?
With your support, Catholic Charities can continue to serve our poor and vulnerable neighbors as they face extreme challenges:
- Norman, 81,suffered a stroke last May which limited his mobility and increased his needs. Shortly thereafter, Norman’s wife lost her job due to pandemic-related layoffs. The couple quickly fell behind on their bills. Catholic Charities is assisting the couple by providing in-home services and assistance with catching up on bills.
- Natalia’s family was hit hard when their hours and wages at work were reduced due to the pandemic. The stress and sadness faced by this family increased when Natalia’s mother passed away. Then, the family’s car was impounded and the fine was too large for them to afford. She was feeling hopeless when Natalia reached out to Catholic Charities for help with rent. With rental assistance from Catholic Charities, they were able to pay their fees and fines and return to work with their vehicle back.
- Cheri, 32, lost her home when she was laid-off from her job last year and was unable to find new employment due to the pandemic. As a single mother with two young children, homelessness was a struggle emotionally, physically, and financially. Cheri’s family was selected for Catholic Charities’ Tenant Based Rental Assistance program, and with the financial support and case management of the program was able to move her family into their own apartment.
Please bring hope to the individuals are families above and to others who are struggling. Your gift will provide care on the path to self-sufficiency.
Thank you for your generosity and concern for the poor and vulnerable. Please keep our clients and staff in your prayers.