Catholic Club listens to presentation on ending poverty

Johanna Brewington and Alma Miller of Fort Worth Catholic Charities

The Catholic Club met on January 8 at the home of Deacon Vic and Jan Norton. The president of Catholic Club Irene Manning began the meeting by asking if there was anyone in need of prayer and as always there was. Prayers were said for several in our community as well as others outside of the Ranch. After prayers, a very enlightening presentation was given to a packed room by Johanna Brewington and Alma Miller of Fort Worth Catholic Charities on strategies being used ending poverty for thousands of North Texas families. The three strategies include, Create: holistic solutions based on client needs; Eradicate: truly being out of poverty means earning a living wage, having savings in the bank with no inappropriate debt and being free of government subsidies; Transform: sharing the best practices, exporting solutions and changing the way poverty is addressed nationwide. The goal is to have 10,000 families out of poverty by 2026. Three success stories were shared and they were all very heartwarming. Many of the group had no idea of all that the Catholic Charities do in our community. The evening ended with food, drink and fellowship as all Catholic Club meetings do. The March meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on March 12 at the home of Pat Langa, 9913 Grandview Drive. All are welcome.