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Aspen’s Christmas angel

Dear Editor:Did you know you have a Christmas angel in Aspen? His name is Jim Markalunas. Jim singlehandedly raised $1,300 in cash and $1,500 worth of food for the homeless in our valley by manning a table outside Clark’s Market for eight days before Thanksgiving. Jim raised this money and food for Feed My Sheep Ministry, based in Glenwood but serving the homeless from Aspen to Parachute. This year we have served over 300 individuals for 5,000 visits. Did you know the valley had that many homeless? Most of them are locals living in tents, trucks, cars and sheds. Eighty percent work but just can’t afford rent, utilities and food. Feed My Sheep provides light breakfast, carryout lunch, shower, phone, message, mail service and a warm family atmosphere. We support those who are struggling to live and work in our valley.Jim’s sacrifice of time and energy was awesome, and we truly, deeply appreciate his commitment. God bless him.Karolyn Spencer, directorFeed My Sheep MinistryGlenwood Springs