Donation Seekers Unaffiliated
Created by kblakeslee on 7/15/2013 3:24:07 PM


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): This afternoon, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend issued the statement below, in regards to concerns about some donation seekers:

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend has received numerous inquiries lately regarding men seeking donations using signs that say “Catholic Veterans”. These men are placing themselves at high-traffic areas throughout Ft. Wayne and asking for money at traffic stops.

These men may be Catholic, and may be veterans, but there is no local, official organization that is affiliated with the diocese by this name. The diocese does not endorse this activity, nor has it verified with these individuals their status as Catholics or veterans.