Saturday, September 20, 2008

Catholic Charities Youngstown Responds to Local Power Outages

Catholic Charities responds to current power failures.

Since last Sunday, many homes and businesses have been without electricity. Low income families find it particularly hard when their electricity is off for several days since the costs in replacing spoiled food, milk, and baby formula in their refrigerators are very high for them. Though the State of Ohio and many counties are responding to the best of their abilities to assist these low come families with replacement of foodstuffs, there are many households who may not qualify for governmental aid or extensions of their food stamps.

Due to many special donations and to the proceeds of sale from the pasta sauce from Mt. Carmel Parish in Youngstown, Catholic Charities through its regional agencies are stepping in to help these families who need assistance. We are also working closely with the State Voluntary Disaster Organizations network to respond to specific families in need.

If you would like to donate to this special account, please send your donation to Special Emergency Fund for the Poor, c/o Catholic Charities, 144 W. Wood Street, Youngstown, OH 44503.

If you would like more information on how you or your parish could donate specific food or baby items, contact the Catholic Charities agency serving your county. Thanks for your support.

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