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07 Nov, 2012 | News

64th Bishop's Testimonial Award Reception Canceled

Last week, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the New York metropolitan area, bringing with it overwhelming destruction to many residents of Brooklyn and Queens.  Catholic Charities has been working non-stop, providing food, water and other necessities – as well as a wide range of support services – in some of the hardest hit areas. 
We had hoped that we would not have to cancel this Thursday’s Bishop’s Testimonial Reception.  However, as the date draws closer, it has become apparent that our resources would be better used by canceling the Reception and focusing our energies on the current hurricane relief efforts.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you, and we hope that you will continue to support the vital work of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. We would like to particularly recognize this year’s honorees – Robert P. Sanna of Forest City Ratner Companies and James V. Kearney, Esq. – both of whom are supportive of the Agency’s efforts to help our neighbors in need.
If you have any questions regarding the Bishop’s Testimonial Reception, please contact the Office of Development and Communications at 718-722-6024.  Thank you.