Day 237: Project Angel Heart
I feel very fortunate, I want to thank everyone who has contributed to my expedition to Mexico fundraiser. You rock! I can’t believe I will be building a school ten days from now. I can’t wait! Today’s give goes to a wonderful organization based in Denver dedicated to provided nutritious meals to individuals living with life-threatening illnesses. It is a wonderful mission born out of a simple idea, I commend their great work!
Dedicated members of the Denver community founded Project Angel Heart in 1991. They were determined to ensure that those living with HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses were receiving proper nutrition — vital in the fight against disease. Project Angel Heart initially served 12 clients from a single, donated pan of lasagna. In 2009, Project Angel Heart delivered over 410,223 meals to 1,842 clients, free of charge. During eighteen years of phenomenal growth, their goal has always remained the same: ‘meals with love’ for men, women, and children living with life-threatening illness.
Support from the community has been unwavering since those first meals were delivered in 1991. Their delivery zone has expanded from 150 square miles of central Denver to encompass delivery boundaries that include 750 square miles of metropolitan Denver and 150 square miles in the Colorado Springs area. Such growth would not have been possible without our corps of dedicated volunteers. In 2009, 3,017 people donated 43,282 hours of their time preparing food in the kitchen, driving 72,020 miles to deliver meals to clients’ homes, helping in the office, and assisting with fundraising events.
For over 800 clients served each week, Project Angel Heart embodies stability and hope by providing nutritious meals, free of charge, and specifically prepared to meet the nutritional needs of each individual client. Life-threatening illnesses can drain a person’s energy and finances, threaten their dignity, limit their independence, and leave them feeling alone and vulnerable. Project Angel Heart provides life-saving nutrition necessary for physical, emotional, and financial health.
Amount Donated: $5
To support Project Angel Heart, please visit: http://www.projectangelheart.org