Dear Friend of Catholic Charities,
Catholic Charities of Omaha is excited to announce the public phase of our capital campaign, Project Mercy - Empowering Human Dignity, to establish our new home, The Bedford Building, and lay the foundation for our next century of service. Renovations are underway on our building at 9223 Bedford Avenue in Omaha, and we’re looking to our friends and supporters for help.
For nearly a century, Catholic Charities has been helping people, regardless of race, religion, creed, or socioeconomic status. It all began with helping thousands of orphans being adopted into loving homes. I can recall as a young boy, my parents utilizing Catholic Charities’ counseling services and pantry to help my family through difficult times. Over many decades, we’ve continued to help families through domestic violence crises, immigration transitions, food insecurity, addictions and mental health challenges, plus much more.
This capital campaign and new headquarters will enable us to serve more people, expand our reach, and deepen our impact in the community. Every day, people in crisis turn to Catholic Charities. Our essential programs provide the works of mercy that empower human dignity. Our new facilities will allow us to show Christ’s love to many more of the suffering. We don’t help them because they’re Catholic, but because we are.
I invite you to prayerfully consider supporting our Project Mercy Campaign, and I encourage you to read the enclosures with this letter to learn more about our plans. Our campaign goal is $6.2 Million, and we need you to ‘Stand with Us’ to raise the remaining $2.2 Million.
Through your prayers and donations, we will continue to be that unwavering beacon of hope, strength, and resilience for our community. This is a critical moment as we expand our ministry to meet the escalating needs of the most vulnerable in our community, and prepare for our next century of service.
Thank you for your consideration, and God bless you for your generosity.
Fr. Mike Eckley, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Omaha