Pictured above is Attorney Doug Stoehr making a $1500 Christmas donation to Director Jean Johnstone and her staff at Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities provides emergency financial assistant to individuals and families in central Pennsylvania without regard for race, sex, or religious belief.
Answer the Call - Attorney Doug Stoehr serves as a leader for the Catholic Men's Conference - Saturday, June 13, 2015
Answer the Call is a group of committed men, principally Catholic, who recognize their need for God's help. They gather in Christ's presence in an atmosphere of trust and equality to share personal feelings and experiences. The underlying premise is to accept each other and prayerfully support one another.
Every year Answer the Call sponsors a Catholic Men's Conference at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. The conference is typically held on the first or second Saturday of June. It is a faith-filled day with dynamic speakers which concludes with a spirit-filled Mass which is typically presided by Bishop Mark of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.
Doug Stoehr has served as a conference team leader for several years. Several times Doug has also been a financial sponsor for the yearly conference. Sponsors are asked to donate $1,000.00 and be willing to do so on a five-year cycle. Attorney Stoehr is featured on the right with two other attendees of the 2015 conference.
Feel free to call Doug at his office if you have any questions or would like to attend this yearly dynamic conference.
Attorney Doug Stoehr sponsors "Take the Pledge" for local high school students.
Despite knowing the risks of texting while driving, 43% of teens admit to texting while driving. Texting while driving is an epidemic. It is estimated that over 200,000 vehicle crashes occur each year due to the driver texting.
The Altoona Mirror, A T & T and the Pennsylvania News Media Association invited middle and high school students to enter the "Texting & Driving . . . It Can Wait" contest by submitting an editorial column or a feature article highlighting the dangers of texting while driving, and explaining why teens should take the pledge. The local winner was selected by the Altoona Mirror, and was awarded a $250.00 prize provided by Attorney Doug Stoehr. The winner was Hannah Burns of Cambria Heights High School, in the 11 th grade. Pictured is Hannah receiving her $250.00 check from Attorney Stoehr in his office.
AMERICAN RESCUE WORKERS OF BLAIR COUNTY - December 23, 2014
The American Rescue Workers of Blair County is one of several charitable organizations that Doug supports. This morning Doug bid farewell to post commander Eve, who is retiring and relocating to West Virginia. We wish Eve and her husband, Mark, the best and thank her for her years of tireless service to our community. The Rescue Mission serves people below the poverty line with food and temporary housing and financial support. Here Doug is making his yearly Christmas donation to the Rescue Mission.
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
Attorney Stoehr recently made a contribution of $1,000.00 to Pennies from Heaven. Pennies from Heaven is a nonprofit charitable organization that was created by Attorney Jon Perry of Pittsburgh and his wife after their son, Trevor, was hospitalized at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. During Trevor's admission at Children's Jon and Joni saw firsthand the frightened and lonely eyes of children whose parents could not afford to miss work and stay with their sick children. Pennies from Heaven was formed to eliminate the lonely eyes of children left alone by helping to ease the financial hardships for parents so they can stay with their children during their hospitalizations. Read more about Pennies from Heaven at their website: http://penniesfromheavenpittsburgh.org/
St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen
One of Attorney Doug Stoehr's favorite charities is the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen managed by Sister Paula DelGrosso in Altoona. At Christmastime, Doug donated $1,250.00 to the Soup Kitchen. Doug is pictured here with his wife, Jan, and Sister Paula. Doug encourages all to support this worthy endeavor.
American Rescue Workers
Attorney Stoehr and his wife, Jan, are big supporters of the American Rescue Workers in Hollidaysburg. At Christmastime, he and his wife made a contribution of $1,000.00 to this worthy cause. Here they presented the check to Major Evangeline Subisak, Commanding Officer. The Rescue Mission provides food and clothing to the needy, and donations to the Mission are always appreciated.
For several years Doug has funded a partial scholarship for the Bishop Guilfoyle High School Named Scholarship Fund: The Douglas V. Stoehr Family Scholarship. It is awarded to a deserving student with financial need who adheres to the ideals and principles of Doug, and his immediate family, who have graduated from BG or its predecessor, Altoona Catholic High School.
Douglas V. Stoehr, Attorney at Law, annually contributes $500 to fund one of the three scholarships provided by the Blair County Bar Association Scholarship Fund. Each year the Blair County Bar Association Scholarship Fund awards three scholarships in the amount of $500 each to high school seniors in Blair County, who are planning to enroll full-time (two or four years) at an accredited college. Applicants must be academically talented with achievement in leadership and citizenship AND be in the upper 10 percent of their graduating class. Financial needs may also be considered.