What Drives the Koprowskis to Care?
A legacy of Good Works- and Meaningful Words
Dick Koprowski had knee replacement surgery a few months ago, but is now happily back behind the wheel of not just one- but two of his favorite vehicles. He pilots the RV he and his wife Evelyn take on the road to "see the sites" and also drives a "very important truck" for the Catholic Charities Soup Kitchen.
There are three trucks that ferry donated food from generous suppliers to the Marian House Soup Kitchen, and Evelyn drives those trucks, too. She and Dick are longtime volunteers who also cook, serve meals, clean up, stock shelves and manage dozens of volunteers on food service days.
"So many people are in need," said Evelyn, a retired real estate agent. "People deserve dignity and we don't judge them. They come to us for a meal, we serve them, and they say "thank you."
"It's simple. Volunteering is giving back to God," said Dick, who is retired from Xerox.
This Colorado Springs couple is also "giving back to God" with a bequest through their estate plans. They have named Catholic Charities of Central Colorado and their parish, Holy Trinity, as beneficiaries of their living trust. With just a few meaningful words the Koprowskis' gift will accomplish the work of Christ for many years to come.
"We wanted to do something everlasting," said Evelyn and Dick adds, "God is good all the time, the least we can do is leave a gift for the future."