Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Ron Cushing

November 23, 2016

For nearly a decade, Ron Cushing has volunteered with Catholic Charities. He says the experience has made his heart grow. “It’s what I am called to do,” said Cushing. “I have found tremendous reward in helping people. It’s made my heart bigger.” Cushing is a painter who’s artwork has been featured in Hollywood productions and…

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Volunteering leads way for gratitude

April 21, 2017

Jerry Fitzgerald calls volunteering the sure way to grow in appreciation for life. “To see the struggles and, at times, the desperation and lack of hope in other people—you try to have a positive impact on them,” Jerry said. “It can’t help but improve your appreciation of your own life and the many blessings you…

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Marisol volunteer offers gentle voice to women in need

January 31, 2017

Since Marisol Health first opened under Catholic Charities, volunteer Jill Heringer has been the gentle voice and welcoming smile to women walking through the doors. “That’s my role as a volunteer—to be that gentle voice that helps them through,” said Jill, a parishioner at St. Mary Church in Littleton. Her and her husband, Kevin Heringer,…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ron Cushing

November 23, 2016

For nearly a decade, Ron Cushing has volunteered with Catholic Charities. He says the experience has made his heart grow. “It’s what I am called to do,” said Cushing. “I have found tremendous reward in helping people. It’s made my heart bigger.” Cushing is a painter who’s artwork has been featured in Hollywood productions and…

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‘Worth every second’

November 23, 2016

Kansans experience a conversion volunteering at Samaritan House   Despite fear of the unknown, a group of faithful Kansans came to the big city to help the needy. “This was the first time doing this from our community,” said Rick Binder, a farmer from Hays, Kan., 340 miles east of Denver, about the volunteer group.…

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Denver duo lend hand in Louisiana flood recovery

August 26, 2016

Denver disaster relief managers travel to devastated area, urge support for victims   Two experienced disaster case managers traveled to Baton Rouge, La., from Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver to assist with flood disaster recovery efforts. Chip Leckway of Highlands Ranch—a former supervisor of disaster recovery case managers—and Kathy O’Day of Greeley—also a…

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Salon owner gives time, receives more in return

August 5, 2016

Without deep pockets, it may seem like Danielle Mendoza has little to give others. Nothing is further from the truth, said the 35-year-old hair salon owner, who volunteered to give something precious to Samaritan House residents for seven years—herself. “I still don’t have the money to give, but I give of my time because that’s…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Wedding party volunteers at shelter

May 14, 2016

Learn about how Layne and Patrick dedicated a day to helping at Father Ed Judy house less than 24 hours before their wedding.

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