Brothers, on April 14, 2020, a Hibernian call to action went out for Hibernian Hunger. During this time of COVID-19, with massive job losses across the country and the need for food assistance growing every day, the AOH, never forgetting what happened to our ancestors during An Gorta Mor is stepping up all across the country with donations to local food banks and helping to feed front line workers. Here are just a few of the donations:
In Milwaukee, WI, the brothers of the Father William J. Kelly Division donated $500 to the Milwaukee Hunger Task Force.
In Wheeling, WV, the brothers of the Bishop Whelan Division donated $500 to the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center in Wheeling along with a $200 donation to an initiative called “Home of the Brave” which supports front line COVID workers.
In Louisville, KY, the brothers of the Father Abram J. Ryan Division have been supporting their local first responders through an initiative called the Hibernian Hero Awards. Each year, the Division honors a local first responder at their St. Patrick’s Day Parade. With it being cancelled this year, they have channeled their support to feeding first responders. By purchasing food through restaurants that sponsor their parade, they can financially support their local establishments as well as feed their local first responders during this time of COVID.
In Montgomery County, PA, the brothers of the “Yellow Jack” Donohue Division #4 delivered pizzas to the staff of their local hospital.