Bramschreiber accepts receptionist position

Stephanie Bramschreiber recently joined the staff at St. Benedict’s. She is the nonprofit’s new receptionist. Stephanie is from southern Indiana.  She moved to Owensboro four years ago. She attends Daymar University’s medical assistant program.  “I enjoy helping others and helping them to understand everyone falls on hard times,” Stephanie said. “If you have the strength…

Road Riders for Jesus donates proceeds from benefit ride

Terry Morris, right, president of the Owensboro chapter of Road Riders for Jesus, brought a $500 donation to the shelter.  The money was raised Saturday, May 1, during the chapter’s benefit motorcycle ride.  Thank you, Road Riders for Jesus, for donating to St. Benedict’s!

COVID-19 shots at St. Benedict’s

On Tuesday, March 23, staff from Green River District Health Department vaccinated Harry Pedigo, executive director of St. Benedict’s, and a mix of about 40 clients and volunteers. The group received the one-time Johnson & Johnson shot. St. Benedict’s employees were vaccinated earlier; however, they continue to wear masks at work.  The shelter has very…

Aid the Homeless donates $29,000 to local shelters

Leaders of Aid the Homeless recently donated a total of $29,000 to a group of Owensboro nonprofits that serve residents who experience homelessness. The check was presented to St. Benedict’s Shelter for Men, St. Joseph Peace Mission for Children, CrossRoads of Hope, Daniel Pitino Shelter, Oasis Shelter, and Boulware Mission.  During the past year, COVID-19…

St. Benedict’s starts new retail venture at T&T Vendor Mall

On March 17, St. Benedict’s Shelter for Men will open two booths at T&T Vendor Mall, 601 Commerce Drive. When customers enter the consignment store, they should turn left and go to booths 2 and 3.   A St. Benedict’s banner will help customers find the nonprofit’s booths. This new retail business gives the shelter a…

Gabriel: ‘St. Benedict’s has given me a second chance on life’

In September 2020, Gabriel graduated from Owensboro Community & Technical College with certificates in production line welding, gas welding, welding helper, and exploratory machinery. Soon after, he earned a job at Metalsa, a manufacturing facility. Gabriel, 46, lives in St. Benedict’s transitional housing. The low rent has allowed him to pay off some former debts,…

Massey: ‘(St. Gerard) has helped me so much … .’

Jada Massey expects the next few weeks to be “scary but exciting.” Massey and her 3-month-old daughter, Rhylee, are making a big move. They are set to leave the safety of St. Gerard Maternal Home and become self-sufficient with a home of their own. Massey, 24, came to St. Gerard in early September. The nonprofit…

Hunt joins St. Benedict’s as volunteer outreach coordinator

Ami Hunt recently joined St. Benedict’s as the volunteer outreach coordinator. Hunt started volunteering at the men’s shelter last year. Before that, she had volunteered with Crossroads for Hope women’s shelter. Hunt, who grew up in Hancock County, works at U.S. Bank Home Mortgage as a quality control auditor. She earned an associate’s degree from…

Freda O’Bryan: ‘St. Benedict’s is very near and dear to my heart’

Freda O’Bryan has served more than a decade as a volunteer at St. Benedict’s. Here’s what she has to say about her time of service. “St. Benedict’s is very near and dear to my heart. “From the start of my volunteering 11 years ago, I was committed and emotionally involved. “The gentlemen are respectful and…

2020-21 Bed sponsorships going well

Donations for St. Benedict’s continue to come in for the Bed Sponsorship Campaign, the shelter’s largest fundraiser of the year.   As of Tuesday, Jan. 19, the nonprofit had received $113,689, but hopes to meet or exceed its $150,000 goal by the end of the month. Anyone interested in donating should go to https://stbenedictsowensboro.org/donate/.  St. Benedict’s estimates…