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United Way Supports Catholic Charities with Check for More Than $400,000 Jan. 15

United Way of Southern Nevada is providing Catholic Charities with more than $400,000 in funding to support the charity’s food bank and its mission of reducing poverty, supporting families and empowering the southern Nevada community.

As part of its “Immediate Needs” program, United Way will present Catholic Charities with a check and engage in volunteer work to around the food pantry.

WHO: Dan Goulet, President and CEO of United Way of Southern Nevada and Monsignor Patrick Leary, Executive Director of Catholic Charities.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Catholic Charities
The Donald W. Reynolds St. Vincent Plaza
1501 Las Vegas Blvd. North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Catholic Charities received the largest percentage of United Way’s total “Immediate Needs” 2010 funding budget of $1.2 million. Other nonprofits that have benefited from these funds include the American Red Cross, HELP of Southern Nevada, Boy Scouts, The Salvation Army, S.A.F.E House and more.

United Way’s “Immediate Needs” funding is directed to those agency programs providing basic and emergency services such as food, shelter, transportation and job skills. Through a committed evaluation strategy, United Way aims to encourage lasting change for families in crisis by ensuring the effectiveness of funded programs.