Gates Agents Help Homeless

Last summer, R-News aired a segment asking the community to donate items for Sanctuary House, an emergency shelter for homeless women and children run by Catholic Family Center. Margaret Salatino and Mary Santa Maria, agents with the Gates branch, answered the call. They organized an office collection and delivered popsicles and food to the shelter. The office has continued to assist the shelter, helping to furnish a new apartment for women transitioning out of the shelther to providing them with holiday dinners. Now they have extended their caring to include people in need in other CFC shelters.

Francis Center is a CFC shelter for homeless men. Margaret and Mary recently organized an effort to help a 44-year old man with developmental disabilities get settled in his own apartment. Nothnagle agents from the Gates branch delivered household items for the man — including a queen size bed and a dining room set.

Margaret has indicated this is just the beginning. “I really look forward to continuing our relationship with Sanctuary House and helping in any way we can,” she added.

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