Project Angel Heart

Jerry WalchStarred Page By Jerry Walch, 14th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2mr7vzso/
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It all started with Lasagna. A single pan of Lasagna to be exact, Garfield’s favorite food, but we’re not talking about Garfield here. In 1991, a Denver Colorado resident, Charles Robbins decided that he had to help some friends with HIV/AIDS and donated a single pan of Lasagna. Robbins’ single pan of Lasagna fed 12 people and from the first pan of Lasagna, Project Angel Heart was born. In 1999 Project Angel Heart spread from Denver to Colorado Springs.

Project Angel Heart is growing

From serving 445,581 meals to 1,950 seriously ill people in metropolitan Denver and Colorado Springs in 2012, Project Angel Heart is right on track to deliver in excess of 70,000 meals to 300 seriously ill people in Colorado Springs alone this year. In 2012, over 8,800 volunteers invested more than 57,000 man hours to prepare and deliver the food, driving tens of thousands of mile to get the food to their clients. The Colorado Springs area delivery involves over 50 volunteers.

On Becoming a Client

In order to qualify for Project Angel Heart, you have to be suffering from a life threatening disease such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, end stage renal disease, congestive heart failure, multiple sclerosis, or another such illness. The diagnosis that you are suffering from one of these diseases must be current and it must be well documented that you cannot prepare healthy nutritious meals for yourself. Age and income are not factors in the qualification equation but you must live within the Metropolitan Denver or Colorado Springs areas. If you live outside one of the metro areas you must make arrangements to have your meals picked up at the Project Angel Heart offices if you want to partake of the service.

Complete the Referral Form

The next step in joining Project Angel Heart as a client is to download and complete the Referral Form. Once you have completed the referral form FAX the application to Project Angel Heart using their confidential Client Services FAX number: 303-865-7002. If you don’t have access to a FAX machine, you can mail your application to:
Project Angel Heart
Attn: Client Services
4950 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80216
Once your completed application is received, a member of the Client Services Team will contact your referrer to confirm receipt of the referral form, eligibility, and estimated wait time for services to begin.

Volunteering With Project Angel Heart

Project Angel Heart is always in the need for more volunteer help. Kitchen help, office help, distribution assistants, delivery drivers, and satellite shuttle drivers are just some of the volunteer positions available. If you would like to volunteer with Project Angel Heart, contact the Volunteer Resources team at volunteer@projectangelheart.org or call (303) 830-0202 for more information.

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Colorado Springs, Feeding The Serious Ill, Hivaids, Meals On Wheels, Metro Denver, Project Angel Heart, Volunteering

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author avatar Jerry Walch
Jerry Walch is a 71 year old freelance writer for hire living in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has been writing since the late 1970s, and writes for both the print and online media. He specializes in

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Very nice project!

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author avatar Jerry Walch
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Fern for reading and commenting.

Happy holidays to you and yours.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
14th Dec 2013 (#)

What a wonderful thing to do . It must give you enormous pleasure to help such needy people Jerry .
Bless you
Stella

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author avatar Jerry Walch
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Stella but I don't want to mislead you or any of my other readers--I'm not directly involved with Project Angel Heart, but that's only because one can only do so much. Project Angel Heart came to my attention about a year ago when I was helping a young woman with stage four cervical cancer find various in-home services. I just wanted to spotlight it as a very worthy cause with this article.
God bless you and yours.
Have a blessed holiday.

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author avatar Connie McKinney
14th Dec 2013 (#)

I agree with Stella. It's such a wonderful thing to do and helps so many people.

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author avatar Jerry Walch
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Connie. Please see my reply to Stella above. The ministry that I'm associated with, the In His Grip Ministries, mission is to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless. Of course many of them are suffering from serious illnesses as well but, being homeless they don't have any address and can't receive Angel Heart meals.

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Good morning, Jerry; this is wonderful, highlighting so many of the outreach agencies in your area whether you are affiliated or not. I'll share this one as well. It has all the information anyone needs to volunteer. Thanks. If we don’t comment before the holidays, blessings to you and yours. ~Marilyn

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author avatar Jerry Walch
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Blessings to you and yours as well Marilyn. I'll be around for a while longer today but this afternoon is our day to go out and do one-on-one ministering to the homeless. We drive around to the parks where they congregate during the day and talk with as many as we can. On Sunday mornings we go to the same parks with our van and take as many to church with us as want to come. As a rule we have a van full every Sunday.

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author avatar tootsieharveystories
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you for sharing Jerry!

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author avatar Jerry Walch
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you for reading and commenting Starrleena.

Have a blessed Holiday.

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