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Press release from the Buffalo Diocese:

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, made his second announcement on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal today, revealing $8,584,590.57 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2013.

The annual campaign runs through June 30 and carries a goal of $10.7 million. Today’s total represents 80.2 percent of the final goal, which is trending behind last year at this time when 83 percent of goal was reached. Funds raised for Appeal 2013 support Catholic Charities’ 70 programs and services offered across 61 sites throughout the eight-county region.

During Appeal Week, volunteers led a concerted effort to gather donations in parishes across Western New York the weekends of March 16-17 and March 23-24.

The tri-county area is currently at 79.6 percent of its total for 2012, which was $574,941.

St. Mary Church Holley $11,262.00
St. Mark Church Holley $2,986.00
Holy Family Church Albion $32,362.00
Holy Trinity Church Medina $38,742.00
St. Brigid Church Le Roy $11,215.00
Resurrection Church Batavia $53,827.00
Ascension Church Batavia $19,730.77

Our Lady of Mercy Church Le Roy $81,722.00
St. Padre Pio Church Oakfield $33,806.45
St. Maximillian Kolbe Corfu $15,477.00
Mary Immaculate Parish East Bethany $19,007.00
St. Michael Church Warsaw $15,315.00
St. Mary Church Arcade $33,018.00
St. John Neumann Church Strykersville $29,656.00
SS. Joachim & Anne Church Attica $19,508.00
St. Isidore Church Perry $21,813.25
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Darien Center $17,915.00
Total Tri-County: $457,362.47

For more information on Appeal 2013 or to make a donation, contact Catholic Charities at (716) 218-1400 or go to www.ccwny.org. Check out Catholic Charities on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccbuffalo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ccbuffalo.

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