‘St. Benedict’s is a beacon of hope for the community’

Tears often well up in James Vinson's eyes when he talks about St. Benedict's and the employees who work at the shelter.They have become an integral part of his new life.  After years of incarceration and homelessness, Vinson has become self-sufficient.  He lives on his own and works for Clark's Lawnscape as a chemical applicator…

Upcoming Facebook Live with Harry Pedigo

St. Benedict’s supporters may want to listen to a Facebook Live presentation Monday, November 15, at 2 p.m.During the presentation, Harry Pedigo, executive director of St. Benedict’s, will discuss these topics:Volunteer opportunities,Kitchen/laundry renovation updates,Giving Tuesday,Sponsor a Bed campaign,$100,000 grant from Impact 100 Owensboro and an upcoming bathroom renovation,And other shelter updates.The shelter is now soliciting…

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global effort to transform communities through giving to nonprofits.  This year's Giving Tuesday is set for Nov. 30.St. Benedict's asks its supporters to consider a gift to the shelter that day.  To donate, go to Donate – St. Benedict's Homeless Shelter (stbenedictsowensboro.org).

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 and courage to…

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 strict policies…

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 proved devastating…

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 cost-effective way…

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, which he…

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 supports moms experiencing…