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May 13, 2013

Catholic Charities steers $25K to fishing families

Catholic Charities North has announced that contributions of $25,000 are available for Gloucester residents in the Catholic Charities North Fishing Community Fund.

This support came from Sailor’s Snug Harbor, which contributed a $10,000 grant and $15,000 from local and international seafood companies and their service suppliers.

The Catholic Charities North Advisory Board rallied 34 companies and individuals to add to the fund this winter.

Major donors included Bama Sea Products, Eastern Fish, Elite Seafood, Yuval Gattegno, Hai Yang International, High Liner Foods, Ipswich Shellfish, Label Print America, National Development, National Fish and Seafood, Northern Marine, Preferred Freezer Services, Sean Slain, Arthur Wang and Zhangzidad Fishery Group.

Other donors included the American Refrigeration Co., Americold, Arista Industries, Paul Brown, Carr Printing, Catania-Spagna Corp., Brendan Curran, Evangelos Dimitriou, Robert Gillis, William Gowan, Mark Hadley, Mical Seafood, Theodore Parson, Polar Seafood, Mark Reardon, John Sacton, David Simpson and Turner’s Seafood.

Catholic Charities North has been providing emergency food, housing, fuel and utility assistance to the poor and working poor for more than 90 years.

Richard Gaines can be reached at 978-283-7000, x3464, or at rgaines@gloucestertimes.com.

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