Martin de Porres House of Hospitality Remembers Barbara Collier

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Barbara Collier

Danny Olmstead is the owner of East Bay Holding Co., LP. Among his duties are investing and renovating properties in the San Francisco area. Outside of work, Danny Olmstead volunteers at St. Martin de Porres as an assistant chef.

St. Martin de Porres is also known as the Martin de Porres House of Hospitality. It is a place where those who may be homeless, hungry, and in need of assistance are served meals with compassion. Volunteers for the organization serve the church by working Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, and sometimes Sunday. The organization provides both breakfast and lunch to individuals in need.

The website of Martin de Porres House of Hospitality has a permanent page dedicated to remembering Barbara Collier, a volunteer for the organization who dedicated over 30 years of her life to serving others. During her time volunteering at the organization she met the Dalai Lama, who praised her efforts. She passed away in September of 2009, leaving behind a legacy of giving to others and taking pleasure in the beauty of nature.