On Saturday, November 11, Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union was honored to receive the Jimmy Davis Heart for Service Award from Blessing House in Lorain County for its Catholic School Challenge Grant Program. Blessing House also recognized Holy Trinity School in Avon, St. Jude School in Elyria, and St. Benedict School in Garfield Heights, all of whom took part in the Catholic School Challenge Grant Program.
As part of the program, each school was given $500 in seed money and challenged to multiply this gift from God in accordance with the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25: 14-30). The three schools combined to raise more than $7,000 for Blessing House. Blessing House serves as a safety net for children of families in crisis by providing a temporary safe home for the children and support for the families.
Executive Director Sr. Mary Berigan noted that while she greatly appreciated the monetary gift, she was also thankful that students across the Diocese of Cleveland were able to participate in a program designed to teach them use the gifts given to them by God to help those in need.