Cattle ranchers in Spanish Fork suffered devastating losses to their livestock after the Pole Creek Fire swept through Sweat Creek Canyon. The fire killed more than 50 cows and calves, most of the animals died due to smoke inhalation while some burned where they stood.
Thanks to about $1.5 million in donations, Catholic Community Services is planning to renovate its soup kitchen across the street from the downtown shelter — and also launch a new training program to help the homeless find jobs in food service.
Samira Harnish is specifically helping refugee women. About half of the refugees in Utah are women and young girls, who often times are looking for work outside the home for the first time in their lives.