Friday, January 29, 2010

Catholic Charities Responds to State of the Union

In its press release of Thursday, "Rev. Larry Snyder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) responded to the President’s State of the Union address with support for the decisions to help jobs, child care and education, but with a serious caution to make sure those suffering in poverty are not forgotten in the decision-making process."

The one-page release noted that
Of the 47 agencies responding to the survey, 83% reported an increase in the working poor seeking assistance, 70% reported an increase in families seeking assistance, 57% reported an increase in the homeless seeking assistance, and 51% reported an increase in the middle class seeking assistance.
Fr. Snyder also looked forward with commitment and a desire to address needs with contemporary methods, saying that “we are not only committed to continue serving the nation’s most vulnerable, but we also seek to find 21st century solutions to create sustainable opportunities for all those we serve.”

The release closed with a link to help people learn more.

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