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 [...]
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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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 [...]
Catholic Charities CEO Vincent Colonno was recently featured as a "Face of Faith" in the Easter Sunday edition of the Times Union. Read the full article at timesunion.com.
Background: Born and raised in the city of Albany, he started working for Albany County and rose through the ranks of the Department of Social Services and Aging before becoming CEO of Catholic Charities in 2011. He and his wife, Linda, live in Guilderland and are parishioners at All Saints [...]
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The search for a new place began after Tina Collins' daughter was poisoned by lead while living at a Benson Street apartment in March 2016.
Collins' then 4-year-old daughter was hospitalized for two weeks while the single mother of five frantically searched for a place that would accept $850 per month payment for rent from the Department of Social Services.
Within a month, Collins and her family were evicted and locked out of [...]