P-3920

St. Benedicts Homeless Shelter

Description

Financing

Documents

Photos

History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Alamosa, Colorado

Total Budget: $3,500

Area of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: A collaborative homeless shelter development project to aid the homeless in the San Luis Valley of Colorado


St. Benedict's Campground is a refuge for the homeless in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. In collaboration with La Puente Home and the City of Alamosa, the purpose of this project is to provide for the temporary needs of homeless in transition, who are experiencing poverty and mental health needs in the Alamosa and San Luis Valley region of rural southern Colorado. In the past year, the City of Alamosa has provided access to water, electricity, Wifi, and port-o-lets, and La Puente Home has provided windbreaks, tents, and picnic tables in collaboration with the Greeley Centennial Rotary club.

The intent of this small granted project is to help build one sustainable shelter for this homeless development. In late winter 2021, a heavy snow storm left two feet of snow overnight in the Alamosa area, collapsing tents, and burying the homeless of St. Benedict's. The homeless required emergency help to be dug out and moved to a temporary cold-weather shelter. A longer-term and more sustainable solution is the construction of small, hard-sided homeless structures. These ventilated and insulated structures have been locally designed in collaboration with the City of Alamosa and have been tested by the homeless of St. Benedict's. There is currently a need for additional structures.

Members of the Greeley Centennial Rotary Club will partner with members of the Alamosa Rotary Club to jointly build one of these shelters in July 2021 (see attached pictures for reference). An additional purpose of this visit is also to continue to collaborate and build better relationships with members of the Alamosa Rotary club, City of Alamosa, and La Puente home. Through this collaboration, we will continue to leverage collective resources in the development of St. Benedict's. St. Benedict's is owned and maintained by the City of Alamosa. The shelter will be donated to the City of Alamosa to ensure that needed repairs and management of occupants is sustained for the foreseeable future.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Greeley (Centennial)

Primary Contact: Matt Thompson

Email: mthompson@greeleyschools.org

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2021-22 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Greeley (Centennial) (5440)

3-Jun-21

$1,750

$1,750

$3,500

Total

$1,750

$1,750

$3,500

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

3-Jun-21

by Matt Thompson

Greeley Centennial Rotary WCS/St. Benedict's Homeless Shelter District Grant P-3920 submitted for approval and signatures.

3-Jun-21

by Matt Thompson

System Entry: Creation of project page.

3-Jun-21

by Matt Thompson

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

3-Jun-21

by Matt Thompson

System Entry: Project signed by Matt Thompson.

3-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Glenda Haines.

4-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Carl Alm.

5-Jun-21

by Matt Thompson

System Entry: Project signed by Matt Thompson.

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