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Monday, 25 April 2022

Volunteers Change Lives at the Bullhead City Shelter

Written by Katryna Eastwood

Volunteers are an indispensable part of the work that goes on at the Legacy Foundation Christine Stamper Center for Help & Hope, informally known as the Bullhead City Shelter. The shelter serves as a resource and outreach center which offers more than a place to rest, but also meals, computer access, laundry, showers and hygiene supplies and case management to help people experiencing homelessness find permanent housing solutions.

Generous Volunteers Give Time and Talent

“We would not be able to run the shelter without the volunteers. They are an integral part of our operation,” said Laurie Price, Catholic Charities Volunteer Coordinator. “These people are angels in my eyes; they are so generous with their time and are always so willing to go above and beyond when we need them and have such giving hearts.” 
 
Volunteers serve in many areas including as office helpers and as kitchen helpers. John Teeples, Head Cook at the shelter, says the volunteers are instrumental in helping him prepare meals and keep the kitchen running smoothly.
 
When the shelter had to close due to COVID-19, three dedicated volunteers, Bekke, Jerry and Cindy, took turns coming to the shelter to make and hand out sack lunches. The volunteers made approximately 50 sandwiches every day, and packed them into sacks with chips, protein bars, fruit cups and water.  Due to the dedication of these three volunteers, they were able to provide over 50 meals a day for 65 days, providing necessary nutrition to those who might otherwise have gone hungry during the pandemic.

Volunteering Gives Purpose

Catholic Charities is always looking for volunteers and has ongoing service opportunities. We have a current need for volunteers for office and clerical work as well as shelter and kitchen helpers.
 
“Volunteering gives me a sense of purpose. I’ve been fortunate in my life and enjoy giving back to others” said volunteer Bekke. “The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the results: hungry people fed and homeless folks sheltered. Knowing that I did my part to help.” 
 
For Jerry, volunteering at the shelter has a deeper meaning. “I volunteer because it’s my calling and I enjoy helping the homeless and less fortunate.” He enjoys the work and the sense of satisfaction that comes when he sees the positive results. “I feel good when someone comes to me and tells me they got a job and a place to live.”
 
If you would like to get involved and start making an impact, contact our volunteer coordinator, Laurie Price, by calling 928-404-3144 or emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
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