In Christian theology charity is the greatest of the three theological virtues. Thomas Aquinas does not simply equate charity to “love”, which he holds as a passion, not a virtue; rather, translators use the word “friendship”.
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With our community’s backing, we have delivered resources and support to tens of thousands of Nevadans in the immediate aftermath and long-term recovery following sexual abuse and assault. Our clients include people of all backgrounds, genders, and ages. Services such as transportation assistance, some of our support groups and counseling, and even the clean set of clothing we give to survivors at the hospital are services made possible from donations from our community are not always covered by grant funding. There are multiple ways to support our mission below.
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