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News from Samaritan House
Samaritan House

February, 2010

 
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NEWS BRIEFS

Z's Turns One



Z's Café will celebrate its first anniversary with a party for friends and family of the café and of Samaritan House. Festivities will include complimentary food, wine and music and will take place from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12 at Z's, located in the Community Arts Center at 1300 Gendy (next to the Scott Theater). Come help us celebrate a year of helping residents find employment.


Register for Joe's Run!



 
It's that time of year again - the 13th edition of Joe's Run will take place on Saturday, March 27. You may register directly by signing up at www.joe's-run.com. You may also download individual or team registration forms at the same site and mail them in. Join us for the 10K run or the 5K walk/run - a fun way to benefit Samaritan House. If you have questions or need assistance just drop us an email at joesrun@samaritanhouse.org. or you may leave a message at 817-424-8838

Annual Report Published

The 2009 Annual Report will be available in early February. If you would like to receive a copy, please contact Aaron Siegel (asiegel@samaritanhouse.org, 817.332.6410, x165). You may also access it on the Samaritan House web site (www.samaritanhouse.org).
 
IN THIS ISSUE
A Treat for Samaritan House Choir Members
Jerry Wyatt, 1951-2009
New Grants Manager Susan Essary
Monthly Newsletter February 2010

This issue of the newsletter touches on three important facets of life at Samaritan House. You will read about an opportunity for a group of our residents (who give back to Sam House by singing in our choir) to step out and attend an inspiring community event. Sadly, you will also hear about the passing of a member of the Samaritan House family who has given of himself to make Samaritan House a good home for himself and many others. You will be reminded that AIDS is not a thing of the past - residents (and many in the outside community) still struggle with the disease and with the many conditions caused by their HIV status. And finally, you will meet a new staff member whose efforts are essential to supporting our ongoing process of rescuing, nurturing and launching those in need of our services.
A Treat for Samaritan House Choir Members
Alison as Volunteer Coordinator in 2007

Eight members of the Samaritan House Choir enjoyed an exciting night out on January 9 at "A Black and White Affair," the first annual fundraiser for DVA Productions, a new non-profit spearheaded by Sheran Goodspeed Keyton.
 
Jerry Wyatt, 1951-2009
Jerry Wyatt, 1951-2009

The rotunda of Samaritan House was filled to overflowing on December 29 with family and friends who came to pay their respects to Jerry Wyatt, a resident of Samaritan House since 2007, who passed away on December 23 after a long illness.
New Grants Manager Susan Essary

New Grants Manager Susan Essary

When Susan Essary, a North Texas native who has called Fort Worth home for many years, saw a job posting for a grant writer for Samaritan House, she had already heard of the agency and knew its good reputation in the community.

I'm always moved by and grateful for the courage and determination of our residents as they work to overcome the barriers they face, whether physical illness or learning to function as members of the larger community. I'm also deeply appreciative of the dedication and hard work of our staff as they support and further the efforts of the residents to overcome their challenges. Our volunteers and donors make up the third group essential to the success of what we do. Please join us in helping Samaritan House and its residents thrive.


From
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Steve Dutton, President and CEO
Samaritan House
By reducing homelessness, substance abuse, crime, new HIV infections, and the demand for publicly-funded medical care, Samaritan House makes Fort Worth a better place for everyone!

Samaritan House
929 Hemphill Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Questions? Call 817.332.6410
or email info@samaritanhouse.org


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