Catholic Charities FaithWorks — Gala 2018

SPECIAL GALA EDITION 2018 works faith

On Friday, May 18 th , Catholic Charities Eastern Washington celebrated our 10 th Annual Gala at The Davenport Grand Hotel. I looked out over the room and was filled with gratitude and honored to be in the presence of so many great people dedicated to our mission. Some of you have been with us for decades, some have recently joined the Catholic Charities family – to all I say, you are the reason we are able to transform lives and bring hope to those in need! The theme of this year’s event was Together We Are Changing the Landscape . What does that mean? Literally, we are changing the landscape by building homes for the homeless – for individuals, families, veterans, and farm workers throughout Eastern Washington. Figuratively, our programs change the landscape of people’s lives in a multitude of ways. We respond to crisis with shelters like the House of Charity and with other emergency services. We promote well-being, connection, and food security through housing and stabilization services, and we engage in vital activities of advocacy for the vulnerable at every stage of life. When I speak of what “we” are doing, that includes YOU, not just our staff. Our ability to change the landscape of our community for the better is fully reliant on people like you who give their gifts to Catholic Charities. Your financial gifts, your volunteerism, your prayers, and your advocacy for our work - these things sustain our programs and our staff. It is indeed TOGETHER that we serve the poor and vulnerable and answer God’s call to service.

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