HOUSTON – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston presented its annual Charity in Action Awards to a parish, a corporation and a steadfast volunteer. The honors were announced at its 2019 Annual Meeting.
“Catholic Charities brings us together to channel our collective compassion into meaningful action,” Kevin K. Rech, board chairman, told the assembled attendees. “In the last year, we touched 97-thousand lives, thanks to your willingness to be the hands and feet of Christ.”
The Charity in Action Award for a parish was presented to Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, for generous volunteer and material support. Examples include donations of food for the Family Assistance Program and baby care items for Blessed Beginnings.
Sysco Corporation received the Charity in Action Award for a supporter for bringing teams of employees who contributed 300 hours of volunteer time bagging and distributing food during food fairs at the Guadalupe Center, in addition to making financial gifts.
The Charity in Action Award for a volunteer was given to Christiane Galvani for her commitment to the Refugee Resettlement Program. Christiane helps with individual tutoring as well as group ESL classes for refugees newly arrived to the U.S.
The 2019 Annual Meeting also formally introduced Catholic Charities’ new Young Leaders group, formed to bring together like-minded young professionals in support of Catholic Charities’ mission.