Catholic Charities News
By Daphnee Puryear / The Daily Item
LYNN — Catholic Charities North, with the collaboration of its national organization and AmeriCorps, has introduced a veterans assistance program with case management for both North Shore veterans and active military personnel, as well as their families.
Patty Carter, a volunteer for AmeriCorps — a national community service organization — helps the assistance program meet its objectives. She is a U.S. Navy veteran (1984-1988).
BROCKTON - Hundreds of area residents waited in line for food outside Catholic Charities South on Court Street on Tuesday.
The agency distributed 700 turkey and chicken dinners to needy residents from across the region, said Stacy Wyrosdic, program coordinator at Catholic Charities South, 169 Court St.
“The demand was huge this year,” said Wyrosdic, who served families and individuals waiting in line from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m.
LAWRENCE — For most people, Thanksgiving dinner serves as the highlight of the holiday. But there are many people, including residents of the Merrimack Valley, who don’t have the luxury of a big Thanksgiving Day meal.
Fortunately, those Merrimack Valley residents are being given the chance to have such a meal, thanks to a longtime non-profit organization.
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley and other Catholic leaders are urging Congress to pass permanent immigration reform, calling sweeping executive orders announced earlier this week by President Obama a good first step.