Mark Randall to meet residents at shelter, share gratitude on Thanksgiving Day
Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel, The Westin Denver Downtown culinary teams to prepare traditional meal
Denver, CO—Former Nuggets player and coach Mark Randall, who is one of the team’s community ambassadors, will join volunteers at Catholic Charities Samaritan House shelter to serve Thanksgiving Day meals to hundreds of people experiencing homelessness.
For the 16th year, The Westin Denver Downtown and Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel are partnering with Catholic Charities of Denver to give back to those less fortunate by preparing a special Thanksgiving meal for the shelter residents. Some 500 residents struggling with homelessness will enjoy the hot meal prepared by the hotel culinary teams. Volunteers and staff will prepare to serve the meal at 10:30 a.m., Nov. 23, at the Denver shelter. Randall will help serve and meet residents.
“All the men, women and children at Samaritan House, as well as at our new women’s shelter, will be served a hot Thanksgiving meal,” said Mike Sinnett, vice president of Catholic Charities shelter services. “We want to show people dignity on a day when we’re thankful to serve those in need.”
“We have partnered with Samaritan House on this event for 16 years,” said John Everett, General Manager of The Westin Denver Downtown Hotel. “It is an honor for our hotels to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal for those in need.”
Samaritan House will also serve a Thanksgiving meal to upwards of 150 women at the new Samaritan House Women’s Shelter in northeast Denver.
WHO: Former Nuggets player and coach Mark Randall, volunteers and staff to serve Thanksgiving meal and meet shelter residents
WHAT: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel and The Westin Denver Downtown serve up a Thanksgiving meal at Samaritan House shelter
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 23, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. for shots, interviews and photos
WHERE: Samaritan House, 2301 Lawrence St., Denver
Nissa LaPoint, Public Relations and Media Manager
About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver
Catholic Charities has served the Denver community since 1927. It serves tens of thousands of people each year in seven ministries: Marisol Services; Early Childhood Education; Shelter Services; Archdiocesan Housing; Sacred House Counseling; Family, Kinship, and Senior Services; and Parish and Community Services. Catholic Charities serves those in need with the help of hundreds of volunteers and through collaboration with Catholic parishes, other Christian churches, local businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, medical facilities and educational institutions.
ABOUT THE WESTIN DENVER DOWNTOWN
With 430 rooms, 14 suites, 32,000 square feet of meeting space and 24-hour room service, The Westin Denver Downtown is well known as an elite venue for social events, conferences, meetings, and business travel and for weekend theatre, arts and sports staycations. Many guests seek out the AAA Four-Diamond Westin Denver Downtown for urban adventure, cultural experiences and stunning mountain views, as well as a chance to sleep in the world-famous Westin Heavenly® Bed. The Westin Denver Downtown strives to help guests maintain their active and healthy lifestyles, even when they are on vacation. From sleeping well in the Westin Heavenly Bed to eating well with the new SuperfoodsRX in-room menu, Westin is committed to ensuring that guests feel better when they leave than when they arrive. Guests move well with the Westin Run Concierge, in the renovated WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio and through the New Balance gear-lending program, all to enhance and maximize guests’ well-being. For more information, visit www.westindenverdowntown.com.
ABOUT SHERATON DENVER DOWNTOWN HOTEL
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