Catholic Charities

5:51am

Sun December 25, 2011
Community

Rosa Gonzales Gives Emergency Assistance

Rosa Gonzales works out of the Murphy Center that houses several organizations that help those in desperate financial situations.
Daniel Skeen

You have a $932 utility bill and no way to pay it. Imagine that it’s winter, and if your electricity gets shut off, you will have no heat. Imagine you have a daughter who just had surgery and can’t work and has four kids you for which you are caring.

That’s only one situation that Rosa Gonzales has dealt with as the emergency assistance coordinator of Catholic Charities of Larimer County. The agency is a recipient of the Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund.

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6:34am

Sun December 18, 2011
Community

Catholic Charities Of Weld Offers Help For Seniors

Loretta Shacklee sits behind her $400 worth of medications Thursday, afternoon.
Joshua Polson Greeley Tribune

At 77 years old, Loretta Shaklee of Greeley found herself in a position she wasn’t quite used to. She needed help. And she needed it quick.

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7:40am

Thu December 15, 2011
Community

Catholic Charities Lends A Helping Hand

Northern Colorado Empty Stocking Fund

Catholic Charities, a faith-based nonprofit organization in Larimer County, has been working to reduce poverty for the past 40 years. Twenty staff members and 300 volunteers distribute money and services totaling $1.1 million each year.

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