Volunteering with PRIDE: Helping Senior Citizens in Our Community

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PRIDE Industries employees and their family members kicked-off the summer by volunteering at the Sacramento Senior Safe House. On Saturday, June 21, the first day of summer – 15 team members braved the heat to help clean up the grounds surrounding the emergency shelter.

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Volunteers of America (VoA) administers emergency shelters, including the Sacramento Senior Safe House. VoA shelters keep individuals and families safe while enabling them to move toward a more stable future. VoA programs and services include emergency shelters, affordable housing, substance abuse treatment, veterans services, re-entry services, youth services, employment training and supportive housing.

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The PRIDE in Action group helped clean-up the shelter grounds and a few individuals even cooked dinner for the residents. At the Sacramento Senior Safe House individuals, seniors can rest comfortably in a secure setting far from abuse and neglect. The emergency shelter is a six-bedroom homelike setting. It sits on nearly one acre with lush floral gardens: a tranquil setting. While at the Sacramento Senior Safe House, elderly individuals can stay for up to 30 days while transitioning to secure and permanent housing.

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“I love that there is a place like the Senior Safe House that our seniors in need can go to live temporarily while working on getting the help/resources they need,” says Caryl Balko, a PRIDE Industries employee. And, it doesn’t feel like a ‘shelter’ – but a beautiful home with flowers and a garden.

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PRIDE in Action is a platform for PRIDE employees, family members and friends to be active in the community while voluntarily representing PRIDE Industries. If you live in the greater Sacramento area, and have an idea for a PRIDE in Action event – email us at info@prideindustries.com. If you work at a distant site, email us about setting up a PRIDE in Action event at your location.

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For more information about Volunteers of America and their programs, visit www.voa-ncnn.org.

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