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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has been recognized for their nonprofit, human service programs by the United Way of Blair County. On July 11, the United Way distributed $305,000 to 28 programs – including Catholic Charities – in Blair County that are focused on meeting health, education, financial stability and emergency disaster relief needs.

“We are proud of our ability to invest in quality programming that makes an impact in the lives of thousands of individuals throughout the community,” Melanie Shildt, United Way executive director, said in a press statement. “Because of our donors’ generous support, we are able to continue our investment in the programs in our community that, like us, strive to build a better Blair County.”

Catholic Charities is one such program, receiving funds for their Emergency Financial Assistance program. The EFA program delivers immediate financial aid to ensure that basic human needs are met, including emergency medications, medical equipment, clothing, utilities, heat and shelter. Although the United Way’s contribution is greatly appreciated, Catholic Charities is still urgently seeking contributions to their EFA fund in order to ensure that they are able to help everyone in need this year. You can give now at: