Impact More Devastating than Expected; Community Distribution Centers Set Up by Catholic Charities; Funds Desperately Needed
ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) provided additional updates today in its work to reach out to and provide life-sustaining services to the ever-growing numbers of individuals and families devastated by the Southern storms and tornadoes.
Catholic Charities USA's members provide help and create hope for more than 9 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For almost 300 years, Catholic Charities agencies have worked to reduce poverty by providing a myriad of vital services in their communities, ranging from health care and job training to food and housing. In 2010, Catholic Charities USA celebrated its centennial anniversary and introduced new federal legislation – the National Opportunity and Community Renewal Act (NOCRA) – to transform the nation's approach to poverty.