Will you help a neighbor in need today? Every gift you give by October 31st will be doubled!
Watch video to see the life-changing impact your donation will have on someone in need.
Sharon was overwhelmed looking at the warm plate of food in front of her—a nutritious meal given to her by a caring friend like you.
She was sitting beside her son, Tre, and you could see how relieved they were to be sitting in the Samaritan House kitchen. You see, Sharon and Tre had been homeless, even spending one frightening night sleeping behind a dumpster.
But they were now safe at Samaritan House.
Sharon and Tre gave thanks to God for the food but just before they started to eat, Sharon wiped away the tears and said,
“That was the hardest night of my life. I just sat and cried the entire night.”
No one in our city should be so lost and alone that they would sleep behind a dumpster to protect them from the elements.
Sharon was married and raising her family before her husband had been diagnosed with a medical condition. He started taking prescription medication and soon was abusive.
Sharon’s life fell apart.
In the blink of an eye, everything Sharon loved was gone. Her family was broken, she’d lost her job, and without any money or savings, she also lost her home. Suddenly, she and Tre were homeless.
Hunger, homelessness and hopelessness might have consumed Sharon and Tre, if not for a friend like you who made sure there was a safe place for them to go.
“God sent me on this path,” Sharon shares. “He knows where I’m going to end up. And it’s going to be good.”
For the sake of other neighbors in need, I hope you will give generously knowing that your gift today will be matched—dollar for dollar up to $50,000—to make twice the impact on the homeless, the unemployed, and families who have hit rock-bottom.
I’ve seen the difference that a night of safety, a warm meal, and hope has on people like Sharon and Tre. And I can promise you that those in need will feel the love and mercy of Christ through your generosity.
This is why you’re so important and your gifts so life-changing—because you’re caring for the whole person, inside and out.
Please make your best gift now, which will be matched dollar for dollar to provide much needed nights of safety, and more, to everyone who is suffering and in need. Thank you!
May the Lord bless you and keep you,
President & CEO of Catholic Charities
P.S. It’s heartbreaking that there are people in our state—moms and kids—who are so alone that they’re sleeping behind dumpsters! Please give a donation now—which doubles to provide much-needed nights of safety, and more, to souls turning to Catholic Charities and its shelter Samaritan House.
Thank you again!