Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington was back wit the annual Bishop’s 5K run and walk, which was held Nov. 20 at Saint Mark’s High School and also virtually. The total amount raised for Charities programming was not immediately available.
According to Charities, one in every 10 residents of the diocese receives at least one service each year from the organization. Last year, Catholic Charities assisted more than 30,700 individuals in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with a variety of services that included food, clothing, energy assistance, residential and behavioral health programs.
Charities also operates Bayard House, which is the only licensed residential program in Delaware providing food, shelter and direct care to at-risk, homeless, pregnant, and newly parenting teens and young women. The need for services have only increased during the COVID pandemic.