Cleveland’s West Side Catholic Center named Champion in Action

(Plain Press, August 2006) Charter One Bank and WJW FOX 8 named West Side Catholic Center, at W. 32nd and Lorain Avenue, as their third quarter Champion in ActionSM winner in Ohio. As part of this award, West Side Catholic Center will receive a $25,000 grant, public relations and volunteer support in recognition of its outstanding commitment to addressing the issue of hunger in Cleveland.

West Side Catholic Center was chosen as the third quarter Champion in Action in Ohio for its exemplary work in assisting hungry individuals and families by:
• Serving more than 50,000 free meals each year to those in need, including senior citizens, working families, the homeless and children.
• Mobilizing 300 volunteers to provide more than 20,000 volunteer  hours of service each year.
• Finding permanent solutions for all clients who need food, clothing, shelter and advocacy.

A group of community leaders and representatives of WJW FOX 8 and Charter One comprise a committee to select a Champion in Action each quarter for its work on a particular social issue. The remaining category for 2006 is homelessness. The 4th quarter Champion will be announced in October.
For more information, non-profit organizations should visit their local Charter One branch or The Web site includes a program overview and detailed information on how to become a Champion.


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