Mr. Albert Docobo
Albert’s dedication to the Church takes many forms and his generosity is well known throughout the Diocese. We at Catholic Charities are especially grateful for his numerous contributions to our clients. He generously volunteered the services of his firm to repair the roofs of several Catholic Charities properties, at times providing crews to address emergency repairs, and he donated a roof replacement at Catholic Charities’ Tampa office – saving the Agency tens of thousands of dollars and preventing disastrous water damage. Albert is also a frequent sponsor of Catholic Charities Annual Ministries of Mercy fundraiser. A lifelong Catholic and member of the Tampa Bay community, Albert and his family are members of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. He is the founder and President/CEO of American Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. (armsi.com)
Although they prefer anonymity, the actions of our next awardees speak so strongly of compassion and care that we had to speak up about their efforts. Supporters of Catholic Charities since 2006, the foundation started by these benefactors effected significant changes at two Catholic Charities programs during 2018 through donations totaling $200,000. The first allowed Catholic Charities to purchase five Hope Cottages(TM), shipping containers re-purposed to provide safe housing for homeless residents of Pinellas Hope; the second enabled our Free Medical Clinic to purchase dental equipment that will provide much-needed care to the east Hillsborough migrant farm worker community.
A 10-year volunteer at the San Jose Mission apartments that provide affordable housing to migrant farm worker families, “Miss Kim” has organized numerous fall and spring activities for the people we serve, including the popular Summer Vacation Bible School and annual Christmas Party. Her enthusiasm is infectious. She draws people in the broader community together to bring delightful experiences to our San Jose kids. At Thanksgiving, she worked with her parish and Tampa Bay Lightning Community Hockey Development VP and former General Manager, Jay Feaster, to arrange an exciting Tampa Bay Lightning youth street hockey event. This past Christmas, she averted a major crisis by working with the Newsome High School community to secure Christmas gifts for the children. Mrs. Davis, mother and wife, is a parishioner of St. Stephen Catholic Church.