Recognizing Angels in Broomfield
Oct 31, 2019 02:00PM
Recognizing Angels in Broomfield
In the September and October issues we asked readers to share a few words about a special person who …. selflessly gives to the community … is committed to a cause or organization … helps others in the neighborhood … simply makes their own corner of the world a better place, or … inspires with their generosity of time, treasure or talent. We were looking for those quiet, unsung local angels who embody giving and deserve a round of thanks. Thank you to everyone who shared appreciation for a special friend and thank you to our Angels! You make Broomfield a better place for all of us!
I would like to nominate my neighbor Gloria Stephens as my angel. Gloria has always been a good neighbor but the last six weeks she has really been my angel. I had heart surgery in August and am just now getting back on my feet. During this time she has come over every day (in addition to taking care of her own flowers) to take care of my flowers and every once in a while she includes a burrito too. She has definitely been my angel.
Nominated by Kay Davis
Nicole is a Broomfield Angel who makes life better for animals. She solicits donations of food and other needed items for rescue animals, including farm animals. She picks up 100s of pumpkins, food, and other animal necessities, and delivers to pet and farm shelters. She supports prairie dogs survival, helping to trap them for relocation. She is a dedicated animal champion!
Nominated by Dottie Rawsky
Dotti founded the Women’s Gathering nine years ago with philosophy “We are One in Community” and in giving hope to the least among us. It consists of women who knit, crochet or sew. They make afghans, hats, scarves, slipper socks, chemo hats, pillow cases, and mats for the homeless. Currently the group serves Pine Ridge Reservation, A Precious Child, Title One schools in the Broomfield area as well as cancer treatment centers from Longmont to Lakewood, military in Afghanistan, the Boulder Jail and the homeless.
Nominated by Elaine Robledo
Bryan operated the North Denver Cares Food Pantry in Broomfield and has been an angel in my life for over a year now. Without Bryan and the food pantry, I don't know how I would be able to continue living in Broomfield as a single mom with two girls. 80% of my income goes directly to rent. Bryan is a hard working man usually at the pantry before the sun even rises, to make sure no one in Broomfield goes hungry. Due to Bryan's commitment to families, he goes out of his way to make sure that his pantry is stocked with healthy, nutritious foods that I would otherwise, never be able to afford. Every week when I return from the pantry, my two daughters light up like they do on Christmas morning. Broomfield is truly blessed to have Bryan and this pantry in Broomfield.
Nominated by Sarah Rowe
Evelyn from Evie’s Helping Hands
I would like to nominate Evelyn who has been a wonderful help to me in caring (laundry, cleaning, dr. appointments, etc.) for my 90-year-old mother Louise W. at Highland Trail in Broomfield. She has amazing patience and generosity when it comes to seniors and I can't thank her enough for all she does. She helps these seniors, some of which are very low income like my mom, regardless of ability to pay. She has a wonderful, caring, and loving personality and I am so grateful to her for her outstanding care.
Nominated by Wendy McMahon
Abby has been a volunteer with Lil' Friends since we opened last October. In fact, she read about us in The Broomfielder! Abby is "invaluable, kind, and just exceptional with our kids. We literally don't know what we would do without her." Abby fits us into her busy schedule and we could not be more appreciative. Everyone loves her, especially the kids! Thank you Abby for being one of Lil' Friends Angels!
Nominated by Ange Shores
Volunteering is Jade’s favorite activity. Every day, she tutors friends, leads classmates, and encourages teammates. Early in the morning, she picks up trash in the high school parking lot. At lunchtime, she collects recycling items. Every other week, she is part of Broomfield Teen Council. Every month, she helps out at the rabbit shelter.
Nominated by Sunnie Glaister
For over 15 years, Ann Barry has volunteered at FRIENDS of Broomfield and Special Olympics. Most recently, she has brought joy to the residents of Broomfield Skilled Nursing and Rehab, volunteering and bringing another angel, named Angel, a beloved visiting dog. She lends her time with a bright smile and kindness.
Nominated by Cindy Correa