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Catholic Charities, Providing Hope in Times of Uncertainty

Posted on July 16, 2020 in: Catholic Charities News

Catholic Charities, Providing Hope in Times of Uncertainty

Now more than ever, Catholic Charities is providing support for our neighbors in need. Our Intensive Case Management Program provides emergency food, rental and utility assistance, baby items and other basic needs through our offices in Middletown, New London, Norwich and Willimantic. Because of the business closures in Eastern Connecticut, many of those we serve are facing financial hardship and many will be without food. Our priority is to ensure all who come to Catholic Charities for assistance are helped.

At Catholic Charities, we value our neighbors and know the most successful communities are made up of individuals with unique and special gifts supporting one another. We are grateful for every person within our community and want to remind you that Catholic Charities is here to help in any way we can, especially during this critical time of uncertainty. As the need for assistance grows, your gift, no matter the size, will help us continue our 99-year history of Providing Help and Creating Hope for people of all faiths who are most in need.

Currently, food, diapers and wipes remain the greatest needs of those in our community. Our food distribution has more than doubled from the average monthly request.

To help, you can donate nonperishable food, hygiene and baby items at any of our four locations.

If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, you can mail it to Catholic Charities, 331 Main St. Norwich CT 06360. Please call (860) 889-8346, extension 285, for more information.

While financial gifts help the most for our families, in times like these prayers or notes of encouragement can go a long way as well. Know that your donation really does make a difference in the lives of so many!

Every day, we are encouraged by the faces, emails and phone calls of those we serve with. We receive notes of hope, such as from a client from New London:

“On March 23rd, my husband was laid off from work due to COVID-19. Money was already tight due to me being unable to work because I am now a stay at home nana to my twin baby granddaughters. They moved in with us when they were six weeks old. I want to say thank you so much for helping us! We went four weeks with no income.”

“Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” —Matthew 25:40

 

Article by Jack Babbitt

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