Nissa LaPoint, public relations manager
Denver, CO— Volunteers and The Westin Denver Downtown hotel staff will serve a culinary Thanksgiving Day meal to hundreds of people at Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House shelter who are experiencing homelessness.
For the 17th year, the hotel is 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 team. Volunteers and staff will prepare to serve the meal at 11 a.m., Nov. 22, at the Denver shelter.
“All the residents at Samaritan House, as well as at our 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. “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: Volunteers and staff to serve Thanksgiving meal and meet shelterresidents
WHAT: The Westin Denver Downtown serve up a Thanksgiving meal at Samaritan House shelter
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 22, 11 a.m.-noon for shots, interviews and photos
WHERE: Samaritan House, 2301 Lawrence St., Denver
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; St. Raphael Counseling; Kinship and Senior Services; 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.
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