Organization donates nearly $1 million in aid to families in Brazos County over past two years

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – The pandemic has caused many families to seek financial assistance for the first time, and in 2020 Catholic Charities in Central Texas’ Brazos Valley donated $239,000 in assistance to 2 000 people and families.

The organization saw roughly the same numbers in 2021. This was made possible through the financial support of United Way of the Brazos Valley, which is a long-time partner.

Along with financial assistance for things like bills, the organization offers counseling, disaster response, immigration legal services, and veterans services. The organization also has a parenting and pregnancy program which is supported by United Way.

In January, Catholic Charities of Central, with the help of the United Way, donated diapers, wipes and hygiene kits to 317 families during the organization’s annual giving day.

“I really appreciate what they are doing, and I just want to say that we are grateful to be able to serve this community because this community will continue to grow,” said John Paci, director of Catholic Charities of Central Texas’ Brazos Valley. . “The needs are going to keep growing, and we want to be able to keep growing with that.”

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