Posts Tagged ‘Samaritan House’

Volunteering leads way for gratitude

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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Samaritan House featured charity of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Thousands joined for a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and all things green, including the Samaritan House shelter, which proudly walked in the parade held in downtown Denver. “Being a part of the parade was an incredible honor for us as we are a part of the downtown community,” said Mike Malloy, executive director of…

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28 Days of Love to shower women with care

Samaritan House is celebrating 28 Days of Love this February. And what better way to show love than through the kindness and support of those less fortunate—especially the growing number of homeless women in the community. According to the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative’s 2016 Point-in-Time survey, over 5,467 homeless men, women and children are homeless…

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Couple gives fruits of farm to Samaritan House

For more than 100 years, the fruits of the Vettel family’s farm in North Dakota supplied grain across the country. This year, Sherri and Tim Vettel sold their family’s 1,000 acres and gave a portion of the sale to benefit Samaritan House. “I just hope and pray that it affects so many lives,” Sherri said.…

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HISTORIC SAMARITAN HOUSE REDEDICATED ON 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Thirty years after Samaritan House made history as the first shelter in America built and designed for the homeless, a group of Catholic Charities donors and staff commemorated its years of mercy to the poor. Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of the Archdiocese of Denver celebrated Mass and rededicated the building located in downtown Denver on…

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Samaritan House rededication to mark 30th anniversary

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver to bless shelter during December 10 event    Denver, CO—After 30 years of mercy and compassion to the poor and needy in the Denver community, the historic Samaritan House shelter will rededicate its mission to fighting homelessness. “It’s an important moment for Samaritan House, because we continue to grow and…

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Samaritan House braces for bitter cold snap

Denver shelter asks for Colorado Gives Day donations, warm clothing to give to homeless   Denver, CO—Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House shelter is preparing for the first severe cold weather of the season that is anticipated to create hardship on homeless and pack the shelters. Samaritan House in downtown Denver is preparing its emergency shelters for…

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Restored hope

When Jennifer walked toward the doors of Samaritan House with her two young girls, she started crying. “I just didn’t want to be there. It’s not where I wanted my girls. I felt like the worst mom,” she said. Jennifer’s two daughters sit outside Samaritan House shelter with their belongings. Jennifer was hesitant to seek…

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Samaritan House volunteers to serve hundreds of homeless

Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel and The Westin Denver Downtown culinary teams to prepare warm Thanksgiving meals   Denver, CO—Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House shelter will give hundreds of people experiencing homelessness a reason to be thankful this Thanksgiving Day when they’re served a full meal by volunteers. Some 500 residents struggling with homelessness will enjoy a…

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Truckload of turkeys to brighten holidays for the homeless and needy

Truck driver Dusty Craven had never seen so many turkeys—2,912 of them, to be exact, stacked in a 53-foot truck weighing in at some 39,000 lbs. But the best part of Craven’s Friday morning delivery to Samaritan House shelter in Denver is knowing the turkeys will feed thousands of hungry men, women and families this…

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