Catholic Charities, USA

Title

Catholic Charities, USA

Description

Arcadia, FL, August 29, 2004 -- A Catholic Relief Charities volunteer cooks burgers for residents affected by Hurricane Charlie

Catholic Charities is a network of charities whose aim is "to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same." It is one of the largest charities in the United States. Catholic Charities traces its origin to an orphanage founded in 1727 in New Orleans, Louisiana by the French Ursuline Sisters. Together, with the local, diocesan-associated Catholic Charities, it is the second largest social service provider in the United States, surpassed only by the federal government. About $2 billion of its budget comes from the Faith-Based Initiatives Office of the federal government. Nearly 90 cents of every dollar donated to Catholic Charities agencies goes directly to programs and services. In 2008, Catholic Charities agencies served over 8 million individuals. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is the largest in a nationwide network of faith-based social service providers that form Catholic Charities. Together they form the largest private network of social service providers in the United States. More than 1,400 agencies, institutions, and organizations make up the Catholic Charities network, which provides services to nearly 10 million people in need each year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds.

Creator

Federal Emergency Management Agency Photo library

Date

Aug. 29 2004

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2c/FEMA_-_10370_-_Photograph_by_Mark_Wolfe_taken_on_08-29-2004_in_Florida.jpg/1280px-FEMA_-_10370_-_Photograph_by_Mark_Wolfe_taken_on_08-29-2004_in_Florida.jpg

Relation

For Further Exploration Please Visit http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/

Link: Wikipedia

Rights

Source: Catholic Charities USA. (2012, October 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:40, October 12, 2012, from http://bit.ly/Qqb9nL.

Publisher

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Contributor

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Format

Medium: Photograph.

Language

English

Type

Organization

Identifier

Catholic Charities, Charity, Religion, Justice, United States, New Orleans, Social Service, Nonprofits

Coverage

United States

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2c/FEMA_-_10370_-_Photograph_by_Mark_Wolfe_taken_on_08-29-2004_in_Florida.jpg/1280px-FEMA_-_10370_-_Photograph_by_Mark_Wolfe_taken_on_08-29-2004_in_Florida.jpg

Reference

Federal Emergency Management Agency Photo library, Catholic Charities, USA, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Aug. 29 2004

Cite As

Federal Emergency Management Agency Photo library, “Catholic Charities, USA,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 28, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/362.