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Southern Tier Tuesdays: Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties

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(WBNG) -- Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties is the winner of a two thousand dollar grant from Upstate Shredding for Southern Tier Tuesdays. 

This organization serves the economically poor and vulnerable through a wide variety of programs. The non-profit offers an Emergency Assistance Program helping individuals meet their basic needs such as housing and utilities. The organization also serves the community through a Domestic Violence Program, Youth Mentoring Program, Mental Health Counseling and more.

The Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties, Lynn Glueckert, says the Southern Tier Tuesday grant will be used at their Delaware County location to help people meet basic needs, such as affording fuel, rent, transportation and food.

Glueckert says during the pandemic they have seen an increase in food insecurity. They have responded with mass food distributions and food services over the summer. Glueckert says in two months during the summer they served over 6,8000 people with snacks and meals at six sites within the Town and City of Oneonta.

For more information on Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties, visit their website here.

Southern Tier Tuesdays is a philanthropic endeavor of Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding, and his daughter, Clover.  For more information or to nominate a Southern Tier non-profit go to southerntiertuesdays.com.

Michelle Roberts

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