SOS! The Casa needs face masks!
Can you help us keep the people of the Casa safe? The Sisters serve 800 meals per day, and need more face masks! Can you sew a few? Or this company will deliver a pack of 12 for $24.99 plus tax: https://stores.customink.com/health-wellness/products/1842
You can deliver face masks to 6432 Cardeno Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037.
The need for food continues to be great
Sister Armida requests FOOD and EXTRA MONEY for medicines. They specifically need:
- Tuna, peanut butter, spam, canned milk, oatmeal, high-protein food
- Warm sweaters in good condition for men and babies
- Towels and blankets
What is it like to try to feed 800 people a day with social distancing?
The Sisters and the helpers are working day, and even into the night, to provide a safe environment and safe food for the hundreds of hungry people who come to the Casa for food during this crisis.
- All of the meals are now served in a bag — which takes extra time and money. The workers wear gloves, masks, and observe all safety precautions.
- Those who come for food also wash their hands and are taught sanitary procedures.
The Clinic is open and there are no cases of the virus at the Casa! Special celebrations must wait for this panic to end.
Sister Armida writes, “Thanks be to God, we are fine here. We pray and Bless our Lord for His mercy and ask Him to wrap everyone suffering in the Palm of His Hand and eternal rest grant to the souls who have died during this pandemic.”
From the people of the Casa who are depending on you
“Thanks for all the blessings. Thank God because through Him you were able to make this possible, so that we have our daily bread. Almighty God continue to bless you, so that you may bless us.” R.J.
“Thank you for your donations. May God keep you and give you more because there are few people in the world like you. And thanks to people like you, we can eat all that’s necessary to be healthy. Thank you very much!” Jaime M.
“I have a disease that has no cure. I take one pill daily thanks for Casa de los Pobres who is helping me with my medication. The Sisters help me a lot. God bless you abundantly!” F.J.
“Thank you for all the donations at Casa. Thank you donors of good heart, and God bless you always. With all my heart.” Ciraco J.
The Sisters instill hope and treat each individual with a tenderness, respect, and love that can only come from God. The undercurrent of JOY amid so much destitution, illness, and now this virus is felt by anyone who visits the Casa.
Thank you for your generosity to God’s poor
Your generosity in April provided $46.555.44 from 84 donors! Several of these gifts were very large: a $10,000 gift, $5,000 from the San Diego Foundation Michael and Dawn House fund, $1,500 from the Colleen and Dean Dwyer fund at the Catholic Community Foundation and several others.
The Holy Hour and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursdays will resume once the virus has abated. The people chant praise and thanksgiving to God for your intentions and special prayer requests. Please send us your special intentions.
Sister says, “We and the people are very grateful for all you do to help the Casa, and we ask you for daily prayers, so that we may have strength to serve the people and give glory to God.”
Everything you donate is used immediately, and virtually all of your donations go directly to serve the needs of the people. We have no overhead, except for minimal fees rom PayPal and credit card donations. Tax receipts are available upon request.
No one is ever turned away from the Casa. The people and the Sisters thank you for your open hearts.