Award Honors NETWORK for its Efforts to Eradicate Poverty in America
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Larry Snyder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA, presented NETWORK's Executive Director, Simone Campbell, SSS, with a Centennial Medal for the organization's work bringing dignity and respect to all people on such important issues as poverty.
During his remarks at NETWORK's 40th Annual Celebration at Trinity University in Washington, D.C. Rev. Snyder said, "It is rather fitting to present the Centennial Medal to NETWORK at the very place where this organization began." He added, "It is my pleasure to honor NETWORK for its work bringing dignity and respect to all people in this country, particularly in its efforts to eradicate poverty."
A Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace, NETWORK educates, lobbies, and organizes for economic and social transformation.
The Centennial Medal, a symbol of Catholic Charities' first 100 years, recognizes the valuable contributions of individuals and organizations to the reduction of poverty in the United States and the work that Catholic Charities staff and volunteers perform every day in service to the least among us.
Catholic Charities USA's members provide help and create hope for more than 10 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.