Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


St. Brigid Gives For Katrina Evacuees

Published June 15, 2006

The men’s and women’s organizations at St. Brigid Church recently presented Catholic Charities of Atlanta with a check for $2,018.83 after recent fundraising efforts for Katrina relief here in Atlanta. Joe Krygiel, Secretary for Catholic Charities, was on hand at the Catholic Center on June 2 to receive the check from Jim Aden of St. Brigid’s.

In all, the large, active Alpharetta parish has raised a total of $111,740.41 toward national and local relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Catholic Charities is providing continued services and support to hurricane evacuees and has established an emergency assistance program located at Grace United Methodist Church on Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, in collaboration with the regional council of churches. Through this program, other nonprofit agencies and Catholic Charities provide assistance such as housing counseling, employment services and referrals, and family counseling, specifically for those who moved to Atlanta in the wake of last year’s hurricanes in the Gulf Coast region.


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