Power of Giving

A new home and newfound hope

The 2013 floods nearly ruined Tammie Vaughan and her family’s home. “I was so sick, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it,” she said, three years after the massive flood hit Colorado. The catastrophic flooding in September 2013 damaged 19,000 structures across 24 counties from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. Many victims’ homes…

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Mom and daughter start a new life

  Rita Olivas found a fresh start in life after walking through the doors of Father Ed Judy House. The shelter, located near Fort Logan in Denver, serves as a life-transforming shelter for homeless women with children—offering support and compassion to mothers, who are often the victims of domestic violence. Rita said she is a…

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Vet looks forward to life ahead

Allen Glosson’s life was changed forever when he was shot by a gang in Chicago. So much so that he spent a big part of his life ruminating on the past and not looking forward. “I was pretty depressed and had anxiety,” said Allen, 65, from his apartment in Denver. “I just wanted to get…

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Foundation laid for entrepreneur

Wendy Skaalerud came to Bishop Machebeuf High School her freshman year, feeling out of place. “My family moved around so often, I really didn’t have a community,” said Wendy, an Illinois native. “I felt like a fish out of water, because I think there’s a tendency for these groups of kids to know each other…

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Finding Christ while at Machebeuf

Before Claudia Perez came to Bishop Machebeuf High School, she lacked a relationship with Christ. “I knew about the books of the Bibles, the names of the Apostles and where Jesus died,” the 18-year-old graduate described. “But that was it. I didn’t have a spiritual connection. At Machebeuf, I was introduced to Jesus Christ—not just as…

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