Obrero Católico de Oakland
Oakland Catholic Worker
Celene, OCW '16
Hometown: Michoacan, Mexico
Average monthly number of hot meals served to the community
"I want to get my documents in order to get a better paying job. My hope for the kids is that they continue studying and be what I could not be in life. For example, to be a doctor or a lawyer. I could not do these things for lack of resources. The Oakland Catholic Worker has been a place where I have received a lot of help."
Engineering drafting ($3,000)
Demolition of building front ($2,400)
Structural remediation, foundation, shear walls, and building front ($13,000)
Installation of 3 exterior fire doors (materials and labor) ($2,500)
Replacement of water main and galvanized plumbing (materials and labor) ($6,800)
27 window units (installation and labor) ($10,710)
"There is a crisis in Guatemala - there is no money and no work. The Oakland Catholic Worker helped us a lot. We had food and housing, and nothing was lacking. Being here you can save money because you have no expenses."
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Replacing 3 skylight units (materials only) ($3,000)
Exterior stucco plaster (materials and labor) ($18,000)
2 gas heaters, installation, forced air heating duct work and flues on both floors of house (materials and labor) ($17,000)
Roof replacement (materials and labor) ($7,000)
Replacing electrical wiring in 5 rooms (materials and labor) ($2,400)
Thermal insulation, building envelope, removal, replacement and finishing, drywall (materials and labor) ($5,000)
Cost overruns ($10,000)
Martha, OCW '15
Hometown: San Quintin, Baja California, Mexico
Average monthly number of individuals receiving food during weekly grocery distribution
Aracely, OCW '15
Hometown: Cantinil, Huehuetenango, Guatemala
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OAKLAND CATHOLIC WORKER'S EFFECT
Number of ESL classes given to the public throughout the year.
"I came to offer a better life to my son, bring him to a safer place, and have better opportunities for his education. The Oakland Catholic Worker has helped give me hope for economic stability in a very difficult moment. It is a help I never thought I would be able to find here."
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