Scripture Verses on Welcoming the Stranger:
Deuteronomy 10:19 “You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”Hebrews 13:1 “Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”
Matthew 25:35 “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.” “No importa de donde eres, estamos contentos que seas nuestro vecino.” Mennonites, 2017
Giving Tree, School Supplies: School is just around the corner! School supplies can be expensive, but right now there are fantastic sales at many stores. Once again we’re asking you to help low-income students get the items they need for a successful school year. Please take one or more tags from the Giving Tree and bring back the items listed. For high school students, cash donations in check form are especially helpful. Please designate “school supplies for teenagers” on your check to your parish.
Food Giveaway: The mobile food bank, on July 13 at Assumption, was a great success! : 198 boxes distributed. Average box: 35 lbs Total pounds: 6,936. 24 Volunteers/4.5 hrs=$1512 in donated time!
Each box contained: 32 oz lemon juice, 64 oz apple juice-donated by Cotts beverages; 2 lbs frozen peas, Lamb Weston; 2 lbs ground turkey, Soc.Concerns Com, 20 oz frozen potato casserole, Resers; 4 mangos, 3 lbs apples, 2nd Harvest; 5 lbs onions, Castoldi’s Farm Fresh Produce; 2 zucchini, WA State Penitentiary; bread, WalMart, 46 oz almond milk, anon. Total value of food distributed: $11,583, 12 fold increase to $1,100 investment. Jeff Mathias of BMAC hopes we can continue working together to increase our collective impact. He thanks volunteers and donors for their support and concern for our community. Special thanks to Kay Barga for organizing!
Sleep Center: The WW Alliance for the Homeless is busily trying to make 32 all weather Conestoga huts for the Sleep Center before winter, but they need help. A few crew chiefs with carpentry experience would be fabulous! Work schedule:8 am-12 noon, Wed-Sat. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 509-876-6636. Donations for materials are most welcome. WWAH, PO Box 3431, WW, WA.
Thank you again for your generous response in making donations & pledges to support the Guatemala Mission! Please remember to write “Guatemala Mission” on your check for your monthly or quarterly pledge & drop it in the collection basket. Next Guatemala envelopes for St. Patrick’s, 8/13-8/20.
Immigration & Refugee Legal Services: Call Catholic Charities, 509-455-4961, to make an appointment. Immigration lawyers are in WW two times/month.Immigrant Resources: A meeting at Garrison: Wed, Aug 23, 6-8 pm. Garrison Middle School Cafeteria, Wendy Hernandez, immigration lawyer: upcoming English, citizenship classes, copy documents, Know your Rights info, Power of Attorney, parental consent forms, register to vote! Contact Cindy Gregoire, email@example.com.