Empty no more: Gazette/El Pomar fund tops $1 million goal

Empty no more: Gazette/El Pomar fund tops $1 million goal

By Jakob Rodgers – January 17, 2015 Call it a stocking well-filled. For the eighth straight year, The Gazette/El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund topped its goal of $1 million in donations and matching funds – reaching a highly sought goal while also...
Family falls on hard times, gets hand from Mercy's Gate

Family falls on hard times, gets hand from Mercy's Gate

By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette • Published: January 6, 2015 Todd Swank left a $7 million company that he was managing in Tulsa to move to Colorado Springs for a new ministry opportunity. “I was just ready for something significant in my life,” Swank...
YMCA provides warm, safe community for military families

YMCA provides warm, safe community for military families

By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette Janene Marshall-Gatling went to the YMCA to get her children in swimming lessons, but the agency has become much more for the family. The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region supports those in the military with memberships, crisis...
Home Front Cares helps family make ends meet

Home Front Cares helps family make ends meet

By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette • January 1, 2015 Tom’s wife suffers from many illnesses, and she must be mindful of the food she consumes. When she was a teenager, she was diagnosed with endometriosis and was told she wouldn’t be able to have...
Salvation Army helps man overcome by disorder

Salvation Army helps man overcome by disorder

By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette • Published: December 31, 2014 Robert Rodriguez worked in radio until 2012 and also had jobs at a call center and Colorado Springs’ first Wal-Mart. So the fact that he can no longer work full time is tough on him. Rodriguez...