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Dear Friends and Family,

In a few weeks, I will embark on an incredible seven-day cycling trip through the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. I am part of a committed team that will participate in this year’s Colorado Ride the Rockies to help raise money for the homeless in our community. We are Team Samaritan House!

Funds raised will benefit Catholic Charities’ five homeless shelters, including Samaritan House in Denver. These shelters provide overnight stay and long-term residence with intensive case management. The ultimate goal of all Catholic Charities’ shelters is to help residents become self-reliant by providing needed individualized assistance.

Ride the Rockies will begin in Grand Junction on June 13 and will conclude in Westcliffe on June 20. The race will be demanding and–no doubt–there will be some sore muscles, sweat, dirt and, hopefully, very few tears. My motivation for this ride is, and will, be knowing the difference it will make. Each dollar we raise truly changes the lives of the individuals and families who call these shelters home. 

Your support will go a long way as each meal provided at Samaritan house costs about $1.60, meaning a $100 donation buys 62 meals!
Last year, nearly 180,000 nights of shelter were provided and approximately 430,000 meals were served at these shelters.

Will you help with a donation? Thank you for your consideration, and wish me luck!

Baker Heard

Checks can be sent to:
In the memo line include: RTR - (Riders Name)
Catholic Charities
4045 Pecos Street
Denver, CO 80211





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