April 5, 2017
By Valerie Mathews
With gratitude, Bishop Terry R. LaValley has announced that, with generous contributions from over 9,400 households, the 2016 Bishop’s Fund Appeal has reached its goal of $1,280,000.
Bishop LaValley said, “I join my prayers of gratitude with those of the many individuals and families of our North Country who have benefited from such generosity through the many ministries the Bishop’s Fund Appeal supports.
“I am particularly appreciative of the strong leadership of our pastors who support this critical appeal each year,” he said.
At this time, the Bishop’s Fund Appeal has collected $1,288,074.69 in gifts received with $62,265.83 remaining in promised pledges. Those who have made a pledge to the 2016-2017 Bishop’s Fund Appeal, are encouraged to complete the pledge before June 15, 2017.
Any funds received over this year’s goal will be designated to the Bishop’s Good Samaritan Fund.
The Bishop’s Good Samaritan Fund is a ministry of the Bishop’s Fund Appeal which provides grants to individuals and families who are facing unexpected emergencies such as illnesses in the family, loss of homes to fires and flooding and job loss.
The Bishop’s Good Samaritan Fund also provides assistance to food pantries across the North Country so that they may continue to help families in need.
Support of the Bishop’s Fund Appeal truly allows the Diocese of Ogdensburg to be Mercy In Motion by providing spiritual, educational and charitable support to all of our brothers and sisters in the North Country.
Those who have not yet made a gift to the Appeal, may mail donations to The Bishop’s Fund Appeal, PO Box 150, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or donate online at www.rcdony.org/bishop-s-fund-appeal.