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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:35 pm

The Messenger, September 29, 2011

Helping Hand Ministry Inc. in Union City recently received a $1,500 grant from Catholic Charities of West Tennessee to assist in the ministry of the agency which provides many forms of assistance locally for those in need. On hand to celebrate the gift were (from left) Charles Yochum, chairman of the Parish Council at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Union City; Nina Pierce, secretary and bookkeeper at the church; Dan Weber, chairman of the church finance council; and Dale Bryant, president of Helping Hand Corp. The local Catholic church also donates funds and food to Helping Hand on a monthly basis. Catholic Charities of West Tennessee serves people “regardless of religious beliefs, socio-economic status or ethnic background. Catholic Charities is not just for the Catholic community, it is from the Catholic community,” says the statement of service overview. The organization has as its mission emulating the teachings of Jesus Christ by providing excellent human services to the poor and vulnerable while advocating for the dignity and rights of all people in West Tennessee.

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