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Today we are asking you to join our pledge. By signing up, you are showing your support and joining CCUSA’s efforts as we work to reduce poverty in the United States. More than 46 million people live in poverty in the United States. More than 16 million children – over 20% – live below the poverty level. 1 in 6 people go hungry in America and millions cannot provide for their families. Sign up now.
Written at the height of American affluence half a century ago, the singular sociological insight of Michael Harrington’s The Other America still rings true: “The other America, the America of poverty, is hidden today in a way that it never was before. Its millions are socially invisible to the rest of us.” This is something that anyone who has lived in the third world notices right away about the United States: there are no favelas in Manhattan. Read More
CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for parishes, schools and families. Participating Catholics fast, pray, and give during Lent, following Jesus’ call to live in solidarity with the poorest and most vulnerable.
CRS Rice Bowl supports hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in communities around the world, as well as in your own local community. When you give to CRS Rice Bowl, 25 percent of your donations go to hunger alleviation efforts right here in the Diocese of Cleveland through Catholic Charities Hunger & Shelter fund. 75 percent of your donations support CRS’s humanitarian relief programs in about 100 countries worldwide.
For more information or to make a donation to the CRS Rice Bowl Program contact your CRS Diocesan Director Kelly Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-943-7612.
The Catholic Relief Services Collection (CRSC) supports Catholic Church organizations that carry out international relief and solidarity efforts. Programs include relief and resettlement for victims of persecution, war, and natural disasters; development projects to improve living conditions for the poor; legal and support services for poor immigrants; peace and reconciliation work for people suffering from violence; and advocacy on behalf of the powerless.
If you have any questions about this collection please contact your CRS Diocesan Director Kelly Ann Davis at email@example.com or 440-943-7612.
Please join us for community, recognition of accomplishments in Lorain County, food, and fun at our Annual Peace & Justice Dinner and Celebration on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 6pm
Join the Catholic Commission of Wayne, Ashland, & Medina at their annual fundraiser on May 3rd at St. Stephen Parish in West Salem starting at 6pm. The Commission is pleased to present to their two 2014 award winners for their works of Catholic social action in our tri-county diocesan district: Feeding Medina and Tom and Mary Wood. Congratulations!