The Diocese of Des Moines
Thank you Dowling Catholic! Refugee Resettlement & St. Joseph Shelter receive donations from Fall Service Project Walk
September 27, 2010
Written By: Trish Radke

Thank you Dowling Catholic!

Yesterday, 300 students from Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines visited 6 local charities in support of services that help a variety of vulnerable populations. The students organized a 3-hour walk to local agencies as part of their fall service project. Along with monetary donations for each organization, the students took along backpacks full of items for the agencies including laundry supplies, personal care items, diapers and infant items.

Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program and St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter were two of the programs visited during the Walk.
Above: Dowling President Jerry Deegan presents Katie Ryan, Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Volunteer/Donations Coordinator, with a check for $1100.
Dixie Webb, House Manager at St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter, stands with Dowling President Jerry Deegan during the Dowling Catholic High school student Walk on Sunday. Three-hundred students participated in the walk which included a visit to St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter which is in the final stages of a major expansion.

Students heading down 11th street after stopping at St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter. Save to


Proud of these students!
Posted By: Cindy - 9/27/2010 10:26 AM