Thursday, March 30th a team of Steadfast associates, using their VTO (volunteer time off), descended upon Isaiah House in Santa Ana, California to provide meals for more than 500 homeless people.
Potatoes were peeled, veggies were chopped, casseroles and frittatas were made, dishes were washed, and laughs were shared. Whatever needed to be done, people jumped right in.
“What a privilege to serve there. Love what they do, but especially how they do it. Thanks for the opportunity!” David Fisher (Steadfast associate and sauce maker extraordinaire)
“The experience was AMAZING! I was so touched by Leia’s story and what they do for the homeless! I have already started asking around for donations (mainly men’s clothing as she stated that is their biggest need) and am planning for the next opportunity to serve there!” Sara Sprankles
“It was an experience unlike any other. I loved serving alongside my peers who not only worked hard, we had huge smiles on our faces the entire time. It was heartwarming to help our community.” Alex Calderon
Isaiah House of the Orange County Catholic Worker has served poor people with dignity since 1987. Located in Santa Ana’s eastside barrio on Cypress Street, this house of hospitality is open to people in need. Respectful personal attention is at the heart of their service.
Isaiah House offers shelter for the homeless, formal meals, bags of food and clothing, showers, emergency assistance, a relaxing backyard, and a friendly ear and kind words of support. To learn more or find out how you can help Isaiah House, visit their website at http://occatholicworker.org/.
We were so thankful for the opportunity Steadfast provides us to contribute to this wonderful group of people and to give back to our local community.
To learn more about Steadfast’s charitable opportunities, visit our Foundation’s website: www.SteadfastGivingTree.org .
Contributed by Shellie Sylla, Marketing Manager Steadfast Management