Norwalk angels do ‘something good’ for Charities’ Miriam House families.
It’s hard to get the whole story because Katie Barnes is so modest, so unassuming, about the good work she does.
“I don’t do anything so special,” she says, “There are a lot of other people – a lot of other people – who help. There are a lot of generous people here in Norwalk.”
There’s no doubt about that.
“We’ve kind of adopted Miriam House,” Barnes says, speaking of the Catholic Charities shelter for mothers and children located in Norwalk. “It was back around Thanksgiving of 2009 that we really started getting involved.”
With Katie Barnes, it’s always “we,” never “I.”
“It humbles you to be helping those people at Miriam House. You find out they’re not as different as you thought; they’re just like the rest of us.
“You never know about life. Any one of us could be living there tomorrow.”
If we are, it will be good to know we have friends like Katie Barnes and the rest of the Norwalk angels to help us.