CCDBR David Aguillard receives CRS AwardCCDBR David Aguillard and CSO Dr. Melanie Verges honored for Creativity and Spirit

Baltimore, MD— David Aguillard, Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge(CCDBR) Executive Director, and Catholic Schools Superintendent Dr. Melanie Verges received a 2013 CRS Rice Bowl Award for their outstanding commitment to raising awareness of global hunger and educating Catholics in the United States about their brothers and sisters locally and in the developing world. 

They were selected based on the creativity and enthusiasm with which they promoted the CRS-sponsored program in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. The award was presented at the annual Catholic Social Ministry Gather in Washington DC on Ash Wednesday, the beginning of CRS Rice Bowl for Lent 2013. 


Click here to see WAFB's helps 2 Beat the Heat



WAFB reporter Greg Meriwether handed off $300 to Catholic Charities to purchase air conditioners for two overheated clients. By 10:00 in the morning the temperature in their homes had already reached 90 degrees. Many more people are suffering in South Louisiana's notorious summer heat, and we don't have the money to meet that need. Donate to Catholic Charities Beat the Heat fund to help our clients cool off by clicking here or mailing a check marked "Beat the Heat" to Catholic Charities, P. O. Box 1668, Baton Rouge, LA  70821. 


CCDBR Executive Director David Aguillard witnessing damage wrought to Waldo Canyon Wildfires
CCDBR Executive Director David Aguillard was deployed to assist with the Catholic Charities USA and local agencies as they respond to the wildfires burning in Colorado. Read his blog to find out more. 

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