There are so many people that go hungry everyday. Recently, the Noyes Family Foundation served the homeless at Pinellas Hope through their parish, St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church in Largo, Florida.
In December 2007, Pinellas Hope started out as a temporary emergency shelter for over 250 homeless men and women, located in Clearwater on 20 acres provided by Bishop Robert N. Lynch and the Diocese of St. Petersburg. In 2015, Pinellas Hope added 5 apartment buildings providing 76 efficiency apartments subsidized to be affordable for low income adults who had “graduated” from Pinellas Hope. Eighty more units were added in 2017, bringing the total number of efficiency apartments to 156.
It was an honor to support the homeless and help our parish. Young or old, the members of the Noyes Family Foundation were reminded how blessed we are and to never forget all those who need a hand in life. God gave us two hands for a reason — one to reach out when help is needed and the other to extend when we can give help to those in need.