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Catholic Charities Continue to Serve Amid Coronavirus Threat in US

We are one of several Catholic Charities included in this article from the National Catholic Register about the continuation of vital services during COVID-19 to the most vulnerable. Our CEO, Jilma Meneses, is quoted extensively with this particularly notable quote:

Meneses said Catholic Charities in San Francisco has closed all but essential services and they have cut salaries and furloughed nonessential personnel. She said she was deeply moved by the self-sacrifice of her staff. She said when they told their agency’s people what they were up against, two of their employees who make the least at Catholic Charities stepped forward and said, “I’ll give up some of my salary so that somebody else doesn’t get laid off or furloughed.”

“They’re making very little compared to others in the agency, but yet they were the first to say, ‘I will sacrifice; not just for my clients, but for my co-workers,’” she said, “because we need to stand together as a family and particularly as a Catholic family.”

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Liza Cardinal Hand, Associate Director of Communications & Marketing
lhand@CatholicCharitiesSF.org
503 621 8024

 

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