Volunteer of the Month
At Attention Homes, we have some amazing volunteers that make our work possible! Here are some of our featured Volunteers of the Month:
Rebecca Lorenz-Humphries is the Regional Business Development Director for Cornerstone Home Lending. She and her husband Jason are proud parents of 3 awesome kids! Joining the Attention Homes Board was a great fit for Rebecca. As she says, “Helping children in need is very close to my heart.” Rebecca strives daily to raise awareness of Attention Homes and of youth in crisis in Boulder County. Asked what her experience has been like serving on the board Rebecca responded, “It has allowed me to see what an impact Attention Homes has on the lives of these youth. Whether we help them with clean clothes, a place to sleep or getting in contact with family… every dollar we raise is helping.” We are grateful to Rebecca for being a leader in our community by serving on the Attention Homes Board.
Terri Rasmussen Doyle
Terri Rasmussen Doyle has been a valued volunteer for the last six years at Attention Homes.
From cooking food to volunteering on events committees, her commitment to helping youth in crisis is evident!
Each year we are fortunate to have undergraduate volunteer student interns. They are a dedicated group of individuals and we are very grateful for all they do. Andevery once in a while we get a student intern who goes beyond the requirements and expectations of their particular internship program; this past year we have been fortunate to have one of those extraordinary volunteers, Somer Stapleton. Somer is a CU junior studying International Affairs and is in the INVST Community Leadership Program. Somer has volunteered for Street Outreach, Day Drop-in, and has served as the Kaleidoscope event intern.
Eric Fowles first learned about Attention Homes from a website called JustServe.org. JustServe is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) to connect people to service and volunteer opportunities in their local community. Eric was impressed with what Attention Homes was doing for homeless youth so he and his wife signed up to make and deliver meals for the shelter. Since then, he has taken on numerous volunteer opportunities. He brought four of his children to help paint the fence when the shelter was under construction and helped match a group of LDS Elders and Sisters to volunteer with many other projects. Eric was also one of our “sleepers” at Sleep Out, raising awareness to others in Boulder County about the plight of homeless youth. Of volunteering at Attention Homes, Eric says, “Even the smallest commitment goes a long way because it helps the people you serve, but even more so, blesses the person serving.” We are grateful for all the ways that Eric has served as a volunteer and brought others into our Attention Homes community.
Each month at Attention Homes, we serve over 2000 meals, to hungry youth. We are fortunate to have people who take time out of their busy schedules to cook or deliver meals. Becky Martinek is one of our cooking angels! She is a long time Boulder County resident who has been married for over 30 years, raised a family and is a landscape architect by trade. In 2008, Becky responded to a call for meal donors at Attention Homes and six years later she is still contributing. Each month she makes an evening meal for the youth we serve at the Residential Home and the Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter. When asked about her experience, Becky describes it as, “The needs of the at-risk teenage population in our country are vast, and as an individual wanting to help, it seems overwhelming. Attention Homes is a successful team effort by many people and I am thankful to have a small part. I try to deliver a home-cooked meal each month that centers around the food eaten in a typical American family home.” If the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, then Becky has changed hundreds of kids’ hearts! Thank you, Becky, all for the wonderful meals you have provided over the years.