"To love and serve our neighbors as ourselves."

A local effort to collect clothing and personal care items for those in need made a major impact at Johnstown’s Martha & Mary House. Learn what local volunteers collected to make sure homeless shelter residents have what they need.

Extreme cold temperatures earlier this winter have created a crisis situation for the most vulnerable in our Diocesan area. With weeks of winter still ahead, many of your neighbors are running dangerously low on heating oil or facing crippling utility payments for water, gas and electricity. Find out what you can do.

Every year Catholic Charities strives to fulfill as many request for support as possible to make the holidays warmer and brighter for as many as we can—especially families and our neighbors living alone with little resources. Your generosity in 2017 made an impact.

A local effort to collect clothing and personal care items for those in need is underway in the city of Johnstown. The initiative, which has been named “Help Warm Johnstown Up,” is a volunteer-led effort working to help the less fortunate in the area. Donations made to the cause will be benefit the Martha & Mary House, located on Bedford Street, and The Salvation Army in downtown Johnstown.

What does it mean to be an active member of your community?

Does it mean you give a wave when you pass your neighbor's house? Is it shoveling an elderly community member's driveway when it's covered with snow? Or is it holding the door for a mother, father, and their children?

Read more to find out how you can contribute to your community!