Catholic Charities joins national campaign to promote the life-giving work of the Catholic Charities network

GREENSBURG – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg is joining with the Catholic Charities network around the country to participate in We Are There, a national awareness campaign highlighting the life-giving services Catholic Charities agencies provide in their local communities. 

For 70 years, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg has brought comfort, hope and relief to our neighbors, regardless of their faith, in the four county region of Armstrong, Fayette, Indiana and Westmoreland counties.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg is committed to helping people achieve self-sufficiency with compassion and concern. A range of services, including food and utilities assistance, baby supplies, and mental health counseling are among the services offered to help meet the needs in its community.

“In our area, Catholic Charities is truly the link between those in need and the resources that can help them,” said Managing Director Melaney Hegyes. “We are committed to and have deep love for all of God’s people especially the aging, those at risk and mothers in need. We are always ready to provide help, hope and healing.”

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg continues to make an impact on the communities it serves. Since 2009, nearly $600,000 has been distributed to non-profit organizations through the Diocesan Poverty Relief Grant Fund for programming to ease the burden of poverty. Last year, close to 3,500 individuals were assisted with heating fuel and utilities. More than 1900 individuals were assisted with either rent, food, , or clothing. This outreach is assisted by volunteers who have logged more than 6,800 hours helping those in need by packing food boxes, staffing the Helpline, organizing the Baby Closet or assisting with the Teen Christmas Program

The work that Catholic Charities does in the Diocese of Greensburg is mirrored by services provided at Catholic Charities agencies around the country. There are 168 independent Catholic Charities agencies and 3,900 collective locations spread out across the United States and its five territories. Collectively, the Catholic Charities network served more than 15 million people last year and provided more than 30 million meals to those in need. The dedicated, selfless staff of Catholic Charities agencies are aided in this work by the indispensable contributions of more than 215,000 volunteers nationwide. The services offered by each local Catholic Charities agency differ because they are tailored to the specific needs of the vulnerable members of their individual communities.

Catholic Charities USA, the national membership organization for Catholic Charities agencies, organized and launched the We Are There campaign. Over the coming months, the campaign will raise awareness for the work of Catholic Charities through a variety of national media outlets. Here in the Diocese of Greensburg, Catholic Charities will continue to highlight the different ways we aid and accompany our neighbors in need. 

To learn more about the We Are There campaign, visit WeAreThere.US. To learn how to volunteer or make a gift supporting the work of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Greensburg, visit


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