The call is a powerful thing, as Deacon Dan Powers knows very well.
“Home is where the heart is.”
As tough as they are, the people of Joplin learned two lessons.
Just two years ago, a group of young Catholic professionals with the desire to assist Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph, formed the agency’s Junior Board.
If Mike Halterman, Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph had to list the services the agency has provided and the people it has helped during the past year in 25 words or less, he couldn’t do it.
Gary is an oddball. He freely admits it. He also knows that the deck is stacked against oddballs like him, even if they did risk their lives in combat.
Many familiar care and charitable agencies across the country can trace their histories back to homes where orphaned or abandoned children were cared for and trained by Catholic religious orders.
Welcome to the middle class, Kathryn and Alan Woolery.
It’s not another shelter for the homeless.
Barely six months old in May, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri was a two-person operation that had yet to hire its first permanent director when it was called to respond to its first natural disaster.