Waco: Executive director of Caritas to retire

Caritas Executive Director Buddy Edwards plans to retire effective May 21, the nonprofit organization’s board of directors announced Tuesday. (Caritas photo/file)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Caritas Executive Director Buddy Edwards plans to retire effective May 21, the nonprofit organization’s board of directors announced Tuesday.

Edwards has been with Caritas for 12 years, first as assistant executive director and as executive director since Dec. 1, 2008.

“It has been the highest of honors to have served with Caritas of Waco and to have played a part in helping to meet the needs of people who face the difficulties of poverty and homelessness,” Edwards said.

“It has been a pleasure to work with an exceptional board of directors, an outstanding staff and many committed volunteers all of whom believe in the mission of Caritas.”

The organization’s board will launch a search for a successor.

The nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization serves McLennan County and the surrounding area by providing individuals and families with urgent support and long-term solutions to poverty.