Gratitude in action

Meet Ronnie and Darrell! 

These men once needed us but quickly learned we needed them, too.

They stayed at St. Benedict’s shelter for men for a brief period of time. Then, Darrell and Ronnie entered the nonprofit’s Transitional Housing Program.

Through case management and self determination, these men chose to give back to the place that freely gave to them. Their motivation inspires others, and their dedication to giving back motivates everyone who comes into contact with them. 

Everyday, these men come to St. Benedict’s to clean, prepare snacks, organize, and stock supplies. They set an example for all of us, and we have learned so much from their demonstration of gratitude.

When Ronnie and Darrell come in, we grin and give thanks to God. We can truly see and feel the Holy Spirit working within their hearts and through their actions. The time they spend here has deepened our fellowship with them and gives meaning to our efforts. 

When we grow up, we want to be just like Darrell and Ronnie!