What it is:
La Puente is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Colorado's San Luis Valley providing emergency shelter, food assistance, transitional housing, self-sufficiency services, homeless prevention, community outreach services, and job training for the homeless and other community members in crisis. La Puente endeavors to meet immediate needs and empower people to live independently, with dignity.
How You Can Help:
Trinity, together with Hope UMC in Greenwood Village, CO, most recently sent a work team to La Puente in September 2016. Through a week of service, volunteers not only physically assisted the San Luis Valley community, but they also lifted the spirits of those around them, motivating others to make a difference in the world. Along with their service, work group volunteers were able to participate in other educational activities to help them better understand life in the Valley and issues faced by those they are serving. Work projects involved the shelter, community garden, the thrift store, the food and clothing bank, and playing with the kids in the PALS program.
The Trinity Connection:
Trinity has sent groups to La Puente for the last several years. Watch Trinity communications for information on the next work trip.