Council of Santa Clara County Spearheads Sleeping Bag Drive
In their fourth year of the drive, Michael Fallon, Director of Services, states that their goal this year is 1000+ sleeping bags for homeless men, women and children who sleep on the street or in a temporary shelter.
Chase Suites Hotels recently donated 225 mattresses and box springs to the El Paso Council to promote the Society’s work with needy families in the Montana Vista and Canutillo areas. “These beds will be a blessing to many families in the Greater El Paso area,” said Council President Becky Montelongo. “Before we received this donation, we had a waiting list of more than 100 local families in need of mattresses and boxsprings. A lot of families are going to sleep very comfortably thanks to the generosity of Sam Hardage’s Chase Suites Hotel.” Hardage, founder and chairman of Chase Suites, traveled to El Paso to personally assist with the donation. He opened his first hotel here in 1981. "El Paso is special to us,” said Hardage, “as this is where we began. We are proud to partner with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to help the organization fulfill its mission of making this great city a better place for the less fortunate.”