Bank of America awards $50K grant to Catholic Charities’ COVID-19 relief initiative

SPOKANE, Wash. — Bank of America has awarded a $50,000 grant to Catholic Charities to help the nonprofit kick off its new fundraiser. 

The Courage and Commitment Challenge Campaign is Catholic Charities’ COVID-19 relief initiative. It will be held Thursday in place of the annual fundraising Gala, which was canceled this year because of the virus. 

According to a release, the Gala ordinarily raises funds for programs that serve over 63,000 women, children and families each year. 

Instead, funds raised for the Courage and Commitment Challenge Campaign will ensure families have a roof over their heads and isolated seniors have access to food during the pandemic. 

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The $50,000 grant awarded was from a portion of Bank of America’s Community Response Funding, which has gone to local organizations throughout Spokane and North Idaho. 

“Our financial support for their mission is a demonstration of our deep appreciation for the many important roles this organization plays in our region and the humanity they bring to those in need,” said Kurt Walsdorf, Spokane and Idaho market president for Bank of America.

Catholic Charities will hold the Courage and Commitment Challenge Campaign event at noon on Thursday via a 30-minute Zoom call. The meeting ID for the call is 960-3463-3801. CLICK HERE to donate to the cause.

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