'Drive that never fails' falls more than $764,000 short of $10.9 million goal
By ANTHONY CARDINALE
News Staff Reporter
The Catholic Charities Appeal reached 93 percent of its $10.9 million goal Sunday night, falling short by $764,739.
The last time the appeal didn't reach its goal by Palm Sunday was in 1995, when it took an extra four days to do so.
'The appeal has become known as the drive that never fails,' Bishop Edward U. Kmiec told volunteers who had gathered at the Catholic Charities offices for the tally. 'We hope you recognize that we have not failed. We are just in overtime. The appeal will succeed, because there are a lot of people who depend on us.'"