Vincent W. Colonno, CEO of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, recently published a letter to the editor of The Altamont Enterprise  Opinion on responding to hatred and racism with love: To the Editor: The news has not been good. Racism and violence are in the headlines again, and many are shaking their heads in disbelief. How could this happen, in our country, in this day and age? What can be done? Each of us can take a stand, with our choices, to show what we believe in. To [...]

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GALLERY: Catholic Charities' Color Run

Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties recently held a "Color Run" to benefit their programs, and well, the pictures speak for themselves! Check them out in the Color Run Facebook Album. Feeling like you missed out? There's another chance to lace up for a good cause with the upcoming Fam Funds 5K Run.

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Repairs Made to Veteran's Flood-Damaged Home

Above: Lloyd Gallup receives 5 overdue medals for his service in WWII. Read more on the medal ceremony here. ILION - When flooding hit Ilion in 2013, Lloyd Gallup's home was seriously damaged and in need of a new foundation.  Fortunately, he was connected to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany in 2015. Charities, together with the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development and the Mohawk American Legion, helped Gallup get the [...]

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The Ladies of Charity in Albany are not only one of this year’s honorees at the annual Night at the Museum, they are also celebrating their 400th anniversary. Founded in 1617 by St. Vincent de Paul, the Ladies of Charity are a volunteer organization of lay members dedicated to providing service to the poor. They are one of the oldest, continuously functioning organizations of their kind. Since being founded in Albany in 1970, they have proven to be a vibrant presence throughout the Capital [...]

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June 23, 2017

250 RSVP Volunteers Honored

This article was originally featured in the Times Telegram. Read the full article at www.timestelegram.com.  Retired and Senior Volunteer Program honors 250 volunteers ILION — The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Herkimer County honored 250 volunteers who donated 21,000 hours to assist thousands of individuals in Herkimer County. The annual volunteer recognition luncheon took place Thursday at Francesca’s in Ilion. RSVP volunteers provide many services, including [...]

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