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By Alice Kenny
Catholic Charities mobilized to provide crucial help for victims of last week’s gas explosion that leveled three buildings, immediately injuring nearly two dozen people and killing two more.
Staff from Catholic Charities Community Services along with staff from our affiliate, Nazareth Housing, teamed with fellow members of the “LES Ready” group to marshal help for those suffering from this March 26, 2015 disaster.
The blast and ensuing blaze leveled 121 Second Avenue and two neighboring buildings, officials said. Along with the demolished apartment buildings, occupants of four other structures nearby are now reported to be under vacate orders.
LES Ready, also known as the Lower Eastside Long Term Recovery Group, initially formed to help residents of the Lower East Side of Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy pounded their neighborhood and destroyed their homes. After last Thursday’s gas explosion, this coalition of community groups helped those hurt immediately after the disaster. They will continue to provide help and services for the long haul as needs emerge.
View eye-witness photos and learn more.
By Alice Kenny
A Manhattan pilgrimage in what some call the City of Sin? You got it.
Carrying wooden crosses, young Catholics sloshed down snow-covered sidewalks and stood in sun-filled pews on Saturday, March 21, 2015 as they participated in the Pilgrimage of New York cosponsored by Catholic Charities Junior Board.
Sure, for centuries pilgrims have toured and prayed in places known as the home of saints – the Holy Land, Rome, and Fatima, for instance. But this weekend marked the sixth annual pilgrimage in New York City.
This year’s pilgrimage honored Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus. So the dozens of participating “pilgrims” hiked from northern to southern Manhattan from morning to night hearing sermons and visiting churches named after Jesus’ foster father – Saint Joseph Church on Monroe Street, the Church of Saint Joseph of the Holy Family and more.
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Catholic Charities is one of the official charity participants for the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon
There are only a few ways to get into this exclusive event:
• Elite runners qualify based on running time.
• Lucky ones – just 6 percent – get selected through a lottery. Members of New York Road Runners (NYRR) qualify by running 9 races and volunteering for one.
• And remarkable people like you qualify by running for charity.
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