Catholic Charities

June 11, 2020 | Tori Bergel

Catholic Charities to Hold Free Food Distribution in Gaithersburg Friday

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington is holding their next free food distribution in Gaithersburg on June 12. The giveaway will take place at around 11 a.m. outside the Lakeforest Mall at 701 Russell Ave. Those who need will receive a box of groceries with a week’s worth of food (including 2-3 protein items) […]

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May 13, 2020 | Grace Mottley

County Gives $1.2 Million in Food Access Grants to Community Organizations

Montgomery County has awarded $1.2 million food access grants to 38 community organizations that provide vulnerable residents with access to food assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. The organizations receiving grants include community, religious, and advocacy groups in the area, as well as ethnic grocery stores. The funding for ethnic grocery stores is intended to increase […]

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February 28, 2020 | Marian Merewitz

BLOG A Dialogue with Montgomery County Police: Immigration

Host Blanca Kling is joined by guests Officer Fernando Rios with the Montgomery County Maryland Police Department and Celia Rivas, Immigration Specialist with Catholic Charities.  

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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated: Be Cognizant of Homeless Individuals

Montgomery County has activated its extreme cold plan for a hypothermia alert until Thursday at 1 p.m. During periods of extremely cold weather, it’s not only important to dress in layers and stay inside, but it’s also important to look out for neighbors and pets. Montgomery County issues hypothermia alerts when temperatures and the wind […]

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August 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Charity Changes Name in Wake of Cardinal’s Resignation

The controversy surrounding a high-ranking official in the Catholic church has led to a Montgomery County charity to change its name. The Cardinal McCarrick Center in Wheaton has changed its name to the Catholic Charities Center because of the controversy surrounding its namesake. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick resigned on Saturday, July 28, after allegations surfaced he […]

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June 12, 2017 | Marian Merewitz

‘Think About The Link’ Between Viruses and Cancer Informational Campaign (VIDEO)

On this episode of Connecting Our Community you can find out more about the link between some common viruses and cancer. Too few people understand the link between viruses and cancers. In fact when it comes to the human papillomavirus or HPV, which is known to cause six different kinds of cancers, more than half or […]

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October 31, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

Future County Voters Prepare for Citizenship in Free Classes

Gaining the right to vote in America is one of the reasons some 500 permanent U.S. residents sign up for the Citizenship Preparation Program at Montgomery College. The free classes offered evenings and on Saturday morning help students learn the information they need to know for citizenship interviews. The questions about American history, civics and other […]

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September 9, 2013 | Staff Writer

Panhandling Initiative (Photo and Video)

Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal (at the podium) and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett on September 9 announced a new initiative to address panhandling in the County and improve safety. “Give a Hand-Up, Not a Hand-Out” encourages people to text donations to social service charities rather than to give cash to street-side panhandlers soliciting for […]

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