Volunteers help out and provide companionship

11/23/2013 12:32 PM

12/08/2013 9:14 AM

DeeDee Robles is a regular visitor to Vivian Hurley’s Oakdale home.

Robles dusts the furniture, vacuums the carpet and scrubs the bathroom as part of the services provided by Catholic Charities.

Robles also provides companionship and conversation, and all of it comes despite the fact that Hurley isn’t Catholic.

Despite its name, the nonprofit organization serves people regardless of their belief systems.

“I don’t think I could do without them,” said Hurley, who also makes use of Catholic Charities’ transportation service to get to doctor’s appointments.

Hurley is so grateful for the work Catholic Charities does, she wrote a follow-up letter to The Bee.

“My family (three adult children) are also grateful for the services provided by Catholic Charities,” she said in the letter. “My devoted children wish they resided closer to me and had the means and time to perform the duties this agency does for me.”

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