CEO of Catholic Charities Paul Mulligan said, “It has been a blessing for Catholic Charities to become aware of and involved with JustServe.”
The Church and its volunteerism initiative JustServe were honored with a “Spirit of Philanthropy” award at a 2017 Philanthropy Day luncheon sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 15.
Elder C. Dale Willis Jr., an Area Seventy who received the award on behalf of the Church, said that the award is even more special because the Church was nominated by Catholic Charities Community Services.
Michelle Curry, Community Outreach Chair for JustServe in the Metro-Phoenix area, explained why the nomination was given. “Through our in-kind donations and volunteer force, members have helped refugees in many ways, including school clothing and backpacks, apartment setups and mentoring,” she said. “We will be continuing our strong partnership with Catholic Charities to not only aid refugees but to help others in our community.”