Home Tags Denver Rescue Mission
Tag: Denver Rescue Mission
This morning at the Denver Rescue Mission's Lawrence Street shelter, Carmelita Galathe got word that she will get to see Barack Obama after all. The onetime homeless woman visited the center yesterday — where she often goes for lunch — because she thought that the candidate would be there. Instead, she met with several Colorado delegates who were volunteering at the Rescue Mission that afternoon, one of whom made a promise to her: he would get her a pass to INVESCO Field.
Denver's social service providers beefed up for the Democratic National Convention to make sure that the city's homeless were well cared for during the chaotic event. But those efforts may have been for naught. According to Greta Walker, spokeswoman with the Denver Rescue Mission, it was business as usual at the Lawrence Street shelter. Though the organization provided 300 beds over the typical 200, just 250 cots were occupied throughout the week.