Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, toured the City of Newburgh with community leaders and elected officials this afternoon to discuss systematic problems in the community while bringing visibility and understanding to the city.
His Eminence visited the Newburgh Ministry at 9 Johnston Street in the City of Newburgh. The Cardinal was greeted with a barbecue to celebrate his arrival. Hot food was also offered to the ministry’s friends and neighbors in need. The Newburgh Ministry is known for offering shelter, emergency meals, financial assistance, and counseling for those in need.
“Open discussion about the systemic problems in our community is the first step in making progress,” the Ministry issued in a statement. “We are so grateful for the opportunity to bring awareness and hope to our community.”
Cardinal Dolan also visited the Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties in the City of Newburgh.
Joining Cardinal Dolan during his visits were Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, Orange County Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health Darcie Miller, and Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler.
“As always, Cardinal Dolan was warm, gracious, and generous with his time,” Neuhaus observed. “We thank Cardinal Dolan for his kindness and for his dedicated service over the last three-plus decades.”
“Good to see so many volunteers do such great work in Newburgh and elsewhere,” Hoovler added. “As always, Cardinal Dolan was entertaining, warm, thoughtful and inspiring.”