The Altoona human needs office raised $1,489.20 with the help of local churches and businesses who collected gently worn and new shoes. The committee banded and bagged the shoes and were paid $.40 a pound. That's a lot of shoes; over 3,000 pairs! Many were brand new shoes. The shoes will go to other countries like Haiti. Thanks to everyone that helped with the collection.
On Sunday, June 16, 2019 the 1st Annual Feed the Need Food Truck Rodeo was held from noon to 4 p.m. at Peoples Natural Gas Park in Johnstown. The nearly $6,000.00 raised will go toward an ongoing freezer/cooler project for the Johnstown warehouse. Go to the Food for Families page to see pictures from the event.
The Msgr. Griffin award was established by Catholic Charities Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and is given annually to men and women who demonstrate a "significant, long-term commitment to serving the poor, marginalized and most vulnerable within the diocesan community in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon,
and Somerset counties. "
This year three people were chosen to receive the 2019 award including our own Leona "Doodle" George, president of the Our Lady of the Alleghenies Conference in Lilly. Leona and the others received their recognition during an awards dinner at The Casino at Lakemont, Altoona on Thursday, June 6.