Rev. Larry Snyder, President of CCUSA, guest at White House Easter Prayer Breakfast; Candy Hill, Senior Vice President of Social Policy for CCUSA, participates in President Obama Town Hall Meeting
ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leadership of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation's largest human services organizations dedicated to reducing poverty in America and providing disaster response, attended two key White House/Presidential events today. Rev. Larry Snyder, President of CCUSA, joined 100 of the nation's religious leaders and President Obama for the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast. Candy Hill, CCUSA Senior Vice President of Social Policy, participated in the President's Town Hall meeting at Northern Virginia Community College.
Catholic Charities' engagement in these and other Administration and Congressional sessions lends a stronger voice to the organization's efforts to reduce poverty by 50% by 2020. In 2010, as part of its Centennial, Catholic Charities USA introduced the National Opportunity and Community Renewal Act (NOCRA), new federal legislation to change our nation's approach to poverty.
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.