Women, families will not be turned away as snowstorm hits Denver; staff prepare meals and blankets
Denver, CO—(March 13, 2021)—Samaritan House staff mobilized to collect blankets, prepare extra meals, and stock up on snow removal before a record-breaking storm is anticipated to send more women and families seeking safety and warmth inside its downtown shelter.
Hundreds of people experiencing homelessness are expected to seek help from the shelter, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Denver that is the largest provider of shelter for single women. Staff prepared by assembling more winter clothing, blankets, and coordinated with its chefs to plan for more warm meals and sack lunches.
Mike Sinnett, Vice President of Shelters and Community Outreach, said the situation could be critical if an influx of people need clothing, warmth and food during the storm. Online donations made to Samaritan House’s website will help staff provide through the dangerous weather this weekend.
"We must continue preparations to ensure our most vulnerable neighbors in need have safety and warmth," Sinnett said. "Any way the community can help and give donations for those facing the hardships and unbearable temperatures of this storm would be greatly appreciated. I invite the everyone to share compassion and mercy to those most in need."
Samaritan House provides overnight beds, warm meals and clothing, case management and support for single women, families, veterans and others in need. Catholic Charities of Denver also runs the Samaritan House Women’s Emergency Shelter, Samaritan House Fort Collins, Guadalupe Community Center in Greeley, and Marisol Homes in Lakewood.
Catholic Charities asks the community to make online donations at samhousedenver.org/donate.