Bill Text: VA SR152 | 2023 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commending Commonwealth Catholic Charities.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2023-02-24 - Bill text as passed Senate (SR152ER) [SR152 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2023-SR152-Enrolled.html

Commending Commonwealth Catholic Charities.


Agreed to by the Senate, February 22, 2023


WHEREAS, Commonwealth Catholic Charities, an organization devoted to caring for individuals and families in need throughout the Commonwealth, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023; and

WHEREAS, Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC) was established in 1923 under the executive direction of Reverend Walter J. Nott in the basement of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Richmond, where it began offering adoption and counseling services; and

WHEREAS, in response to the Catholic mission to respect diversity, promote human dignity, and value families, CCC has been providing high-quality, compassionate human services to all people, especially the most vulnerable, ever since; and

WHEREAS, today, CCC has grown into one of the largest and most comprehensive human service providers in the Commonwealth, offering over 30 distinct programs and services in 11 office locations from far Southwest Virginia through Central Virginia and into the Eastern Shore; and

WHEREAS, CCC impacts the lives of over 34,000 men, women, and children each year, providing support and hope to individuals and families through a wide range of programs, including adoption and foster care, mental health counseling, refugee resettlement, food and financial support, and housing services; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That Commonwealth Catholic Charities hereby be commended on the occasion of its 100th anniversary of service to the citizens of Virginia; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Commonwealth Catholic Charities as an expression of the Senate of Virginia's admiration and gratitude for the extremely important work of this dedicated organization.