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Local Doctor on a Mission to Vaccinate Community from COVID-19

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Mon, 04/19/2021 - 16:49

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This was, without question, the most rewarding thing I have done in my 28 years as a physician.
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Carson City family physician hosts 12 drive-through vaccine clinics to put shots in arms.

The office of Dr. Merrit W. Dunlap, a Carson City family physician since 1999 and native Nevadan, put nearly 2,500 shots in arms since January in the fight against COVID-19.  Dr. Dunlap, his staff, and several volunteers held 12 drive-through vaccine clinics during January through April at the top floor of the Casino Fandango parking garage.

Catholic Charities Supports Local Farms To Help Communities Flourish

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Tue, 02/23/2021 - 14:51

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St. Vincent’s Food Pantry feeds the community while supporting local farmers and food providers
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By refocusing to buy as many local products as we can, we have helped sustain families in our community whose businesses have been severely impacted by the pandemic.
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At Catholic Charities, our mission is to provide bread—spiritual, social, and sustenance—to people of all cultures and beliefs through a broad range of services, including food resources, case management, and residential programs. Our St. Vincent’s Food Pantry is a crucial component in our efforts to help feed our community. As the largest food pantry in Northern Nevada, it serves more than 15,000 people per month. Annually, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry distributes more than 300,000 boxes of food for families in need.

The Lord’s prayer, “Give us today our daily bread,” from Matthew 6:11, has been interpreted in various ways. It’s not only a supplication for the nourishment of bread and other food. It also envelops our overall basic needs for good health and well-being—food, shelter, clothing, warmth, and safety.

Catholic Charities: A Look Back At 2020

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Tue, 01/19/2021 - 13:18

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Through the trials of 2020, generosity and kindness offered silver linings
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Through the trials brought about by a global pandemic and economic uncertainty, our faith in our community—and its faith in us—stayed genuine.
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For nearly 80 years, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada has served our region’s most vulnerable individuals and families. We help people of all cultures and beliefs rise out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency. We do this through a broad range of services, including food resources, case management, immigration assistance, family development, and a residential program. With arms open wide, our services extend across Northern Nevada, including Carson City, Churchill, Douglas, Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Pershing, Storey, Washoe, and White Pine.

The turmoil of 2020 brings to mind a passage from the Book of 1 Peter:

“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold.” — 1 Peter 1:7

Through the trials brought about by a global pandemic and economic uncertainty, our faith in our community—and its faith in us—stayed genuine.

St. Vincent’s Food Pantry Redoubles Efforts to Support Local Food Providers

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Fri, 12/04/2020 - 15:17

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Partnerships with local farmers and producers bring long-lasting benefits to both
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By refocusing to buy as many local products as we can, we have helped sustain families in our community whose businesses have been severely impacted by the pandemic. *Marie Baxter, CEO, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
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As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ravage the food and beverage industry, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada has redoubled its efforts to purchase food from local farmers, ranchers and food distributors hardest hit by the pandemic for its St. Vincent’s Food Pantry.

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ravage the food and beverage industry, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada has redoubled its efforts to purchase food from local farmers, ranchers and food distributors hardest hit by the pandemic for its St. Vincent’s Food Pantry. 

In July, Catholic Charities received a CARES Act Grant to purchase locally grown food to supplement and expand its food distribution programs in the Reno/Sparks area and the rural, frontier and tribal communities as well. 

Corporate giving: a win-win-win for everyone

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Thu, 11/12/2020 - 17:09

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Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada encourages local businesses to set up giving programs as the holiday season nears
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It's a win-win-win situation: Companies can positively impact their community and engage their workforce, their employees can give back and feel great about the organization they work for, and vulnerable populations can get the resources they need.
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As the weather turns colder and the global pandemic's economic impacts continue, more individuals and families in northern Nevada are worried about how they will meet their basic needs. How will they find shelter from the snow and ice? How will they afford warm coats and clothes? How will they secure enough food to sustain themselves and the ones they love?

As the weather turns colder and the global pandemic's economic impacts continue, more individuals and families in northern Nevada are worried about how they will meet their basic needs. How will they find shelter from the snow and ice? How will they afford warm coats and clothes? How will they secure enough food to sustain themselves and the ones they love?

Raising the Roof to Raise Funds to Ease Poverty

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:06

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Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada transforms annual, cornerstone fundraiser into a virtual extravaganza featuring rooftop feats of fundraising
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The support and generosity of our community is heart warming and continues to amaze me.

August is typically the time of year that we at Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada would be buttoning up the final details on our annual Plates to Ease Poverty gala. By now, the menu would be chosen, the décor designed, the invitations sent, and the recipients of the Bishop’s Humanitarian Award notified. We’d be well on our way to holding this cornerstone event that raises critical funds for our poverty assistance programs for those in deepest need in our community.

Cheerfully Giving to Help Others Get Through COVID-19

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 17:06

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Most of Catholic Charities' most well-known programs are operating
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We are open in many ways and ready to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs it.
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For more than 70 years, we’ve been helping people of all cultures and beliefs rise out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency while also protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and community.

As our community continues to grapple with the ripple effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada continues on its mission to support all of those in need. For more than 70 years, we’ve been helping people of all cultures and beliefs rise out of poverty and overcome the barriers to self-sufficiency, while also protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, volunteers, and community. 

Sow Generously, Reap Generously

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:59

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Community rallies behind Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada to give support during COVID-19
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"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you." *Philippians 4:8-9:
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Over the past month, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our community, state, country, and world. It has changed the way we connect to one another, and it has changed the way we give to one another. At Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, we have seen the pure, lovely, admirable, and praiseworthy put into practice by organizations and community members who have donated their time, money and products.

Over the past month, the COVID-19 pandemic has touched every aspect of our community, state, country, and world. It has changed the way we connect to one another, and it has changed the way we give to one another.

Take the #HomeMeansNevadaChallenge

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 13:33

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Pitts Orthodontics launches pay-it-forward initiative to support small, locally-owned businesses
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While health care providers, businesses, government and individuals work hard to defeat the exponential growth of COVID-19, a group of Reno orthodontists hopes to leverage exponential growth differently.

Catholic Charities Continues to Provide Help and Hope

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Fri, 03/20/2020 - 14:32

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"Times of uncertainty truly bring out the best in people and corporations who are committed to helping the most vulnerable." *Marie Baxter, CEO Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
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As our community continues to adapt to the daily changes and challenges resulting from the Coronavirus, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada continues to serve some of the area’s most vulnerable populations.

As our community continues to adapt to the daily changes and challenges resulting from the Coronavirus, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada continues to serve some of the area’s most vulnerable populations.

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