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Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri offers aid & hope to flooding victims

MULTI-AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER (MARC)—​Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO)​ Regional Director Kyle Schott and CCSOMO Disaster Case Managers Tyree Chapman, Robin Walters, and Crystal Gilliland along with a representative from Catholic Charities of Missouri (standing) ​posed for a photo Jan. 8 as they ​respond to the needs of flood victims at the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Cape Girardeau.​ Want to help? Consult www.ccsomo.org. (The Mirror)
MULTI-AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER (MARC)—​Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO)​ Regional Director Kyle Schott and CCSOMO Disaster Case Managers Tyree Chapman, Robin Walters, and Crystal Gilliland, along with a representative from Catholic Charities of Missouri (standing) ​posed for a photo Jan. 8 as they ​respond to the needs of flood victims at the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) in Cape Girardeau.​ Want to help? Consult www.ccsomo.org. (The Mirror)

CCSOMO is helping with immediate needs, temporary housing, home repairs, and long-term case management 

Flooding of historic proportions affected almost all of southern Missouri from Dec. 23 through Jan. 9, 2016.

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) quickly partnered with other relief organizations, including the Red Cross and Salvation Army, to meet the immediate needs of those suffering. Representatives from CCSOMO attended numerous county Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) meetings throughout the diocese to discuss and plan activities. Staffers also attended multiple Resource Fairs and Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCs) to personally meet with disaster victims.

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McAuley alumna receives 2016 Benefactor Award

Karen Drake, 1971 graduate of McAuley Catholic High School, Joplin, and retired teacher from St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, was awarded the 2016 Benefactor Award on Feb. 2, 2016. Dr. Tony Greenwood, President of the School Board made the presentation before the entire student body of the Joplin Area Catholic Schools System during the annual “All Schools Mass” held at St. Mary Church in Joplin. Read more

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Knights of Columbus donation helps Joplin students

The principals of ​Joplin Area Catholic Schools ​(JACS​)​ received a check from St. Peter​ the Apostle​ Knights of​ ​Columbus​ Council #979. The check ​in the amount of $ 5,120 w​ill be divided​ equally ​between the ​three Joplin Catholic schools to augment services to students: ​​St. Peter the Apostle Middle School, St. Mary Catholic School, and McAuley Catholic High School. Read more

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‘Senior Ambassadors’ visit elementary schools

SENIORS IN ST. AGNES CATHOLIC SCHOOL—​St. Agnes Catholic School graduates, now seniors at Springfield Catholic High School, posed for a photo in St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield. During Catholic Schools​ ​Week the seniors from ​Springfield Catholic High School​ visit​ed​ their ​former ​Catholic elementary school​s​ and talk​ed​ about their high school experience. ​Catholic Schools Week ​​was held nationwide Jan. 31-Feb. 6 under the theme of "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service." (Submitted photo)
SENIORS IN ST. AGNES CATHOLIC SCHOOL—​St. Agnes Catholic School graduates, now seniors at Springfield Catholic High School, posed for a photo in St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield. During Catholic Schools​ ​Week, the seniors from ​Springfield Catholic High School​ visit​ed​ their ​former ​Catholic elementary school​s​ and talk​ed​ about their faith and the high school experience. ​Catholic Schools Week ​​was held nationwide Jan. 31-Feb. 6 under the theme of “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.” (Submitted photo)
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