Catholic Charities Recipient of Thorpe Charitable Foundation Donation to Support Emergency Food and Shelter Assistance

NEWBURGH – Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster recently received a donation of $500 from the Thorpe Charitable Foundation. The funds will be used to support Catholic Charities’ emergency food and shelter programs in Newburgh.

William Thorpe Jr., founder of the Thorpe Charitable Foundation, presented the donation, along with a large ceremonial check, to Kristin Jensen, Catholic Charities’ Chief Advancement Officer, and Hector Morell, Director of Social and Human Services.

“Catholic Charities works hard to help our neighbors in need,” said Thorpe. “I am blessed to be able to pay it forward so that others may have the opportunity to improve their quality of life. Working together, we can make it so,” added Thorpe.

“We are grateful for donors like Mr. Thorpe, who believe in giving back to their community,” said Hector Morell. “His generosity will help make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling with life’s challenges.”

Catholic Charities provides case management services, including emergency food and shelter assistance, in Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties. Information and a listing of all locations are available on the Catholic Charities website at Donations also may be made securely online through the website or by calling at 845.294.5124, x303.

Catholic Charities provides assistance to those in need, regardless of religion or ability to pay.


Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster, as one of the human service agencies of Catholic Charities of The Archdiocese of New York, is committed to building a compassionate and just society. Catholic Charities serves the homeless, the hungry, the emotionally and physically handicapped, as well as immigrants, and the marginalized and vulnerable of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties. Catholic Charities collaborates with parishes, Catholic, and non-Catholic partners alike to help people of all religions who are in need. For more information or to make a donation online, visit


Cutline: Catholic Charities received a donation from the Thorpe Charitable Foundation. Founder William Thorpe Jr., (r) presented the donation to Hector Morell (c), Catholic Charities Director of Social and Human Services, and Kristin Jensen (l), Chief Advancement Officer.