Things here at Angels’ Arms are always changing and evolving. As mentioned in one of our previous blog posts, this summer has been dedicated to transitioning several of our homes. Just last week we welcomed the newest residents in one of our St. Louis City homes, the McDevitt’s.
Mary and Jim McDevitt have been fostering for over 7 years and they focus on caring for infants with medical needs. They’ve dedicated their lives to helping foster children and we’re thrilled to welcome them to the Angels’ Arms family.
“We are overjoyed to be members of the Angels’ Arms family,” says Mary McDevitt. “We look forward to continuing to serve our community by providing a safe and loving home while partnering with community members. The children are the real winners when we all come together with love to serve them. I know the children in our home will grow in so many ways as they see how much those in the community love them. We look forward to supportive relationships with like-minded families whom we can help support and draw strength from as well.”
*A fun-fact about our new family: Mary used to work at Professor Bear’s Daycare in St. Louis City, and she was a caregiver for none other than Abbey, our Communications Coordinator. What a small world!*
Thank you to the following businesses and individuals who helped the McDevitt family move and transition into their new home with Angels’ Arms:
- Two Men and a Truck for once again donating four men and two trucks to help move this family into their new home
- Jim and Maggie Lang for donating a washer and dryer
- Mary Rateman for donating a recliner/ rocking chair to help rock the babies to sleep
- The countless volunteers that have turned this house into a home by painting almost every room in the house, cleaning the floors and sprucing up the yard
- Last, but most certainly not least, a special shout out to our Maintenance Manager Tom for contributing innumerable hours working on this house to get it ready for this new loving family. Tom worked on weekends and even into the evenings several times making sure everything was in tip-top shape