(Cleveland) - The goal of this year’s Catholic Charities appeal is $11-million, with is $500,000 more than last year’s goal.

Speaking at St. Augustine Towers on Detroit Road in Cleveland, Bishop Richard Lennon says the need for human services is increasing, as Catholic Charities continues to serve Catholics and non-Catholics alike, as it has for more than 100 years.

Even though many of the faithful are struggling themselves, Bishop Lennon says most still want to give back, so he’s confident the goal can be reached. In fact, last year’s goal of $10,500,000 was exceeded by $77,000.

Catholic Charities assists nearly 400,000 people in need annually through more than 150 programs and services, at 60 sites in the 8 county area.

The Diocese includes, Cuyahoga, Lake, Summit, Lorain, Medina, Geauga, Ashland, and Wayne counties.

Bishop Richard Lennon at St. Augstine Towers

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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