Steve Parker, Eric Beashore: A good use for an empty home in Summit County |

Steve Parker, Eric Beashore: A good use for an empty home in Summit County

Steve Parker, Eric Beashore

There is a nonprofit organization in Summit County that everyone needs to be aware of and hopefully support in some manner. Domus Pacis (House of Peace) provides respite assistance to families that have had a family member diagnosed with cancer. They provide housing, logistics assistance, organize activities and meal allowances. We have recently been lucky enough to have two families stay at our homes in Keystone. Reports we got back from the members were, “we could do things as a family we have not been able to do in five years since our daughter was diagnosed with cancer”; “Our three girls cried because they did not want to leave, since their father was not expected to last another month”; “It was so peaceful in the mountains, we could just sit and hear the leaves rustle.”

These families are going through the worst of times, and by allowing them to stay in beautiful Summit County for a week they can forget most of their problems and just live. We are writing this letter to hopefully get more of the community involved in this program. So many homes sit vacant each week that could be a haven for these families. Please think about offering your home for a week or providing other support to these family during there respite in Summit County. Contact Domus Pacis at (970) 547-4745 or at

You will touch someone in a wonderful way and you too will benefit from the interaction with this program. We certainly have!

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