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Catholic Charities USA Receives Major Gift From The Wal-Mart 
Alexandria, Virginia, November 16, 2011 / PRNewswire / - Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the largest human service organizations seeking to reduce poverty in the United States, announced today that it has been donating $ 760 000

Walmart Foundation to finance the expansion of programs to combat hunger in the country to 12 Catholic Charities' local agencies around the country.

The gift enables Catholic,Charities significantly expand its work to bring food, living on the margins. 12 agencies are currently about 850,000 people each year, to expand their services to more than 1.2 million people. "We are very grateful and appreciate the gift more friendly and generous Wal-Mart Foundation," said Rev. Larry Snyder, president of CCUSA.

"People living in rural communities is often overlooked challenge of hunger in the United States. While the challenges are often the same as those of communities, geographic isolation may be more difficult to meet their needs. Thanks to the Wal-Mart, and the glory of his recognition of this critical need. "

The funding will enable organizations to open or expand the pantry and storage facilities near rural communities need to purchase refrigerated trucks to more easily reach very communities to implement development and customer follow-up communication strategies organizations to better meet the needs of people and reduce duplication of services and purchase of refrigerators and freezers to provide a constant source of fresh and healthy who need it.

Agencies involved in this grant are: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Madison, WI, Catholic Charities of Gallup, Inc., New Mexico, Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs, Inc., Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, Inc., Catholic Charities Maine Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, the Catholic Community and Social Services, Inc.

Diocese of Biloxi, Mississippi, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska, Catholic Charities of San Bernardino, California, Catholic Charities West Virginia, Catholic Charities of Raleigh, North Carolina and Northern Valley Catholic Social Services - Tehama County, California.Member of Catholic Charities USA offers help and hope to create more than 10 million people each year, regardless of religious belief, social or economic.

For nearly 300 years, Catholic Charities agencies have worked to reduce poverty by providing a wide range of vital services in their communities, ranging from health care and vocational training to food and housing. In 2010, Catholic Charities USA celebrates its centenary.


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