RI Catholic: Emmanuel House homeless give back to the volunteers who serve them
PROVIDENCE — For one evening, those who assist the poor and homeless were themselves served by the least of these.
“We're doing this to give back,” Jose Rivera said as he helped to serve hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments outside the Emmanuel House homeless shelter on Public Street.
On Sept. 13, Rivera and several of the other men who have been staying at Emmanuel House served meals to dozens of local parishioners and volunteers who every month donate food and their time to the shelter.
“The guys here are all so very thankful. Every time I come here, I hear about how the people from St. Patrick's came and helped out, or the people from St. Gregory came and helped out,” said James Jahnz, the emergency services, Catholic Charities and social ministry coordinator for the Diocese of Providence.
Courtesy of RI Catholic