Fourth ANNUAL PROVIDING HELP, CREATING HOPE GALA 2014
Catholic Charities would like to thank all those who volunteered and participated in the Fourth Annual Providing Help, Creating Hope Gala 2013. Our Gala event on April 5th honoredMrs. Terri Drefke with The Hope Award 2014 for her continued support to Catholic Charities, at our 4th annual, Providing Help Creating Hope Gala Night on April 5, 2014 at the Cimarron Country Club in Mission, Texas.
Our next Gala is 2015. We look forward to having you there!
Dear Friend of Catholic Charities,
It is sobering and humbling to realize that so many of our families need assistance; need ahelping hand to be lifted up.
Our community is afflicted with serious difficulties – joblessness, violence, hunger, inadequatelycared for youth and elderly, homelessness and so much more. With all these challenges, CatholicCharities has been by the side of those who need us most to help them back to self-sufficiency.
The support of our donors and volunteers is honored and made fruitful by the compassionate andprofessional efforts, day after day, of our staff members.
Meeting the challenge of serving God’s people in need is the mission of Catholic Charities of theRio Grande Valley. Called and sent by the Church to care for the poor by feeding the hungry,housing the homeless, comforting the brokenhearted, and restoring hope to the hopeless,Catholic Charities fulfills the command of Christ for each of us to “love your neighbor asyourself.”
Truly caring for and helping the poor is not simply providing the basic necessities of life—food,clothing, and shelter—though these are extremely important. Catholic Charities also provides avast array of services to help people work through their struggles, so they may begin to rebuildtheir lives.
Most importantly, Catholic Charities delivers its services with Christ’s love and compassion sothat each person is treated with the utmost respect and dignity.
We at Catholic Charities are blessed to have the opportunity to bring Jesus’ light of hope toothers, as Catholic Charities does so well every day of the year.
When people come to Catholic Charities, our mission is not only to provide a helping hand, butalso a “hand up,” ensuring that those who come to us can begin to improve their lives and havehope for a better future.
Through the different programs and services we provide, Catholic Charities is indeed theprotector of the poor and vulnerable in the Rio Grande Valley.
With the help of our generous donors, dedicated volunteers, outstanding board members, and excellent staff, we are able to extend a helping hand to those who seek our services, partnering with them to overcome life’s challenges, and marvel in Christ’s presence in our lives.
I would like to thank each of our donors, board members, staff, and volunteers who accompany Catholic Charities on the journey of so many lives that have been broken. Sometimes it is in helping others on their journey that our own paths become clearer.
May Christ’s love and compassion for the least among us continue to inspire us as we walk with the poor and those who are suffering, lifting them up with the joy that Christ’s light brings.
I invite you to join us in honoring Mrs. Terri Drefke with The Hope Award 2014 for her continued support to Catholic Charities, at our 4th annual, Providing Help Creating Hope Gala Night on April 5, 2014 at the Cimarron Country Club in Mission, Texas.
I hope that Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley can count on your support and your presence at our Gala.
I am always gratefully yours,Sister Norma PimentelExecutive Director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley
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Director: Sr. Norma Pimentel, MJnpimentel@cdob.org
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