Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Launch of New Energy Sustainability Initiative, Laudato Si Corporation

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Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Launch of New Energy Sustainability Initiative, Laudato Si Corporation

Named after Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical: On Care for Common Home, Corporation Addresses Climate Change and Will Generate Renewable Energy and Income to Continue Future Affordable Housing Sustainability Initiatives

          The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn, will join Monsignor Alfred LoPinto, Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and community members for a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Bishop Thomas V. Daily Residence located at 683 Dean Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the launch of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens’ Laudato Si Corporation, a new renewable energy initiative focused on climate change.

The Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Laudato Si Corporation will generate renewable energy by installing new solar photovoltaic systems on the roofs of four existing, and future, affordable housing developments in the housing portfolio of Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation (CCPOPD), the affordable housing developer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens is one of the largest faith-based social service agencies and providers of affordable housing in the United States and currently provides 4,330 units of affordable homes, with 240 additional units currently under construction.

The launch of the Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens’ Laudato Si Corporation is the fruition of a 2018 interreligious dialogue with a U.S. delegation of leaders and Pope Francis on sustainability. The U.S. delegation led by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Brooklyn of Brooklyn, included representatives from Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, and Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation.

Members of the media are welcome and asked to send an e-mail to natasha.venegas@ccbq.org to confirm attendance.

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About Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Progress of Peoples (CCPOPD) Development Corporation: For 123 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens, and currently offers over 160 programs and services for children, youth, adults, older adults, and those struggling with mental illness. Since 1975, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation, the affordable housing developer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, Inc. and has been transforming vacant land and buildings into affordable housing units and transforming the lives of individuals and families. In the past 46 years, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation has completed more than 4,330 units with supportive services for seniors, families and the formerly homeless. Family and senior housing buildings are a priority, and Catholic Charities remains committed to creating homes throughout Brooklyn and Queens.