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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington ‘Basic Needs Program’ gets $10,000 boost from Citizens Bank

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington. Dialog photo/Don Blake

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington received a $10,000 grant from Citizens Bank as support for its “Basic Needs Program.”

Catholic Charities will assist people of low income to reduce poverty, prevent homelessness and encourage self-sufficiency through financial assistance, case management and referrals to community services.

In the post-pandemic economy with a rising cost-of-living, Catholic Charities officials says many people are threatened by eviction, foreclosure, or utility disconnections.

The Basic Needs Program offers help for families and provides support to create sustainable financial security.

“Citizens Helping Citizens” is a program at the bank rooted in the belief that when people and communities reach their potential, everyone thrives.

Fritz Jones, executive director of Catholic Charities, says “Catholic Charities is proud to partner with Citizen’s Bank to share our resources with the most vulnerable among us. We have a lot of work to do and this grant from Citizen’s Bank helps us get that important work done.”

For more information about the Basic Needs Program, find details online at https://www.ccwilm.org/basic-needs/ or call your local Catholic Charities office.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington is a faith-based, social services organization, delivering critical direct care human services to more than 83,000 individuals and families residing in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. To learn more about Catholic Charities, visit https://www.ccwilm.org