Catholic Charities works with all, for all who are in need
You don’t have to be Catholic to get help from Catholic Charities.-Catholic Missourian
“Some people hear the name and think, ‘If I’m not Catholic, I’m not able to receive help,” said Dan Lester, executive director of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO).
“But we never turn away someone looking for assistance because they’re not Catholic or not Christian,” he said. “As we like to say, we help because of what we believe, not because of what they believe.”
Mr. Lester recently spoke to a faith- and community-minded audience at a meeting of the Capital Area Interfaith Alliance in Jefferson City.
About 15 members, including Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, diocesan vicar general and pastor of St. Michael parish in Russellville, attended.
After quickly clarifying who’s eligible to receive help, Mr. Lester addressed a wide variety of services CCCNMO has a hand in providing throughout the 38 counties that make up the Jefferson City diocese.