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Primal Wear gives t-shirts and socks to Samaritan House Denver

When folks at Denver’s own Primal Wear noticed that they had an excess of t-shirts and socks that weren’t being used, they reached out to Samaritan House, the Denver landmark serving women, families and veterans with shelter, nutritious food and support services since 1986. Mary Petersen, events coordinator for Primal Wear, dropped off the clothing with a big smile on her face, saying it "feels great to give away extra clothing knowing it will be given to those who are most in need." Primal Wear generously donated 200 t-shirts, 500 pairs of socks and 100 cloth masks. The team at Primal Wear has supported Samaritan House for many years by partnering with Samaritan Cycling, a community of fun, caring individuals that love to ride bikes and both raise awareness and money for those experiencing homelessness. A big thanks to all of the folks over at Primal Wear for taking the time and going the extra mile to bring valuable necessities to the people we serve.

Primal Wear gives t-shirts and socks to Samaritan House Denver
Primal Wear gives t-shirts and socks to Samaritan House Denver

Team Samaritan House hits $1 million mark for homeless shelters

Cycling team continues to raise funds, will hold kick-off event March 1 at Samaritan House shelter. Team Samaritan House cyclists have raised more than $1 million for Catholic Charities’ homeless shelters throughout northern Colorado after 10 years of raising funds through cycling events to support those in need.

Ride with Purpose: Team Samaritan House – Ride the Rockies 2017

For a dedicated group of cyclists, Ride the Rockies 2017 was more than just an opportunity to travel through the beautiful Rocky Mountains. It was a chance to give back to others by riding for Team Samaritan House. The seven-day journey began in Alamosa and ended in Salida, presenting some of the most beautiful, but also some of the most challenging, cycling in the country.

Helping others: The ride of your life

Near the beginning of a 464-mile bike tour, my right knee gave out. I pulled over to a Ride the Rockies aid station in a tiny town in Colorado and lay down in the grass, in pain, my knee swollen. I felt alone and helpless. When I received help, my sense of relief and security was overwhelming. When you can’t help yourself, it’s a cold and lonely feeling. It really takes your breath away.

Cycling team conquers Colorado Rockies to raise money for the homeless

A bike ride of almost 420 miles in the Colorado Rockies over six days sounds grueling but it is not nearly as difficult as being homeless year-round, said the co-captain of a team that made the high-altitude ride to raise money for programs and services provided by Denver Catholic Charities for homeless people.

Andre van Hall Casts Great Vision With No Sight

Andre van Hall is a national speaker, workshop facilitator and adjunct professor who just completed his sixth Ride the Rockies tour, a bike ride that covers more than 400 miles and 32,000 vertical feet. Previously he had a 40-year career managing Hyatt, Radisson, St. Regis and other luxury hotels around the world, and he’s an alumnus of Cornell University. Oh, and he is blind. Due to a combination of pre-existing conditions, van Hall lost his eyesight completely in the summer of 2011.

Ride the Rockies cyclist survives crash, returns to raise funds for homeless

Bicyclist Tom Schwein saw the finish line ahead. He could taste victory after an exhilarating yet grueling six-day, 400-mile tour last year during Ride the Rockies—until his bike came to a sudden stop. A divot in the pavement pole vaulted Schwein over his handlebars and on the ground face first at 30 mph. Few cyclists like Schwein escaped permanent brain injury, or death, after a similar accident—this one breaking eight bones in his face, he said. He overcame his fears and began to ride again weeks later.

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