‘We Are There’ campaign connects Catholic Charities in Central Minnesota to network across the U.S.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud is joining with the Catholic Charities network around the country to participate in We Are There, a national awareness campaign highlighting the life-giving services Catholic Charities agencies provide in their local communities.

Catholic Charities USA organized and launched the We Are There campaign. Over the coming months, the campaign will raise awareness for the work of Catholic Charities through a variety of national media outlets. Here in Central Minnesota, Catholic Charities will continue to highlight the different ways we aid and accompany our neighbors in need.

“For over 70 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud has brought hope and relief to our neighbors, regardless of their faith, across Central Minnesota,” said Chad Johnson, director of organizational advancement at Catholic Charities in St. Cloud. “People are at the heart of the work we do — people seeking help, people offering help and people who believe that we are all a community of neighbors.”

The work that Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud does in Central Minnesota is mirrored by services provided at Catholic Charities in 168 independent agencies and 3,900 locations spread out across the United States and its five territories.

Collectively, the Catholic Charities network, aided by contributions of more than 215,000 volunteers nationwide, served more than 15 million people last year and provided more than 30 million meals to those in need. The services offered by each local Catholic Charities agency differ because they are tailored to the specific needs of the vulnerable members of their individual communities.

To learn more about the We Are There campaign, visit WeAreThere.US. To learn how to volunteer or make a gift supporting the work of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud, visit ccstcloud.org.

Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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