Social Concerns

Pope Francis: “Earth, our common home, is being pillaged, laid waste, and harmed with impunity. Cowardice in defending it is a grave sin.” 7/9/2015

Earth friendly action: Save our bees and other pollinators on whom most of our food supply depends! Avoid pesticides containing neonicotinoids. (Check label.) Plant wild flowers and fruit trees. Leave some of your grass long with dandelions.

Homelessness Resource Fair presented by the Walla Walla Council on Homelessness: Tuesday, May 24, 5-6:30 at the Housing Authority gymnasium, across from Washington Park. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how different organizations, public and private, are helping alleviate the homeless situation, and learn about their hopes and plans for the future. Rents have increased in Walla Walla, on average $200/month in the last year, making it increasingly difficult for low income families to find affordable housing. Find out ways you can help!

Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless: Tues, June 14, 7-8:30 pm, St. Patrick’s, John of the Cross room. Come watch a video of Dan Bryant’s presentation about the successful Opportunity Village Tiny Home Community in Eugene, Oregon. Representatives from the WW Alliance will speak about their efforts to create a similar, privately funded, transitional tiny home project in Walla Walla. Many different kinds of volunteers and supporters needed!

Homeless Lunches: Different WW churches offer free lunches every day. The Congregational Church, which offers free lunches on Wednesdays, 12-1:30, could use some more hands: set up, 10-11, serving, 11-1, dish washing, 11-1, cleanup, 12-1:30. If you would like to help, contact Beth Call, 529-0216, trollshouse@bmi.net.

Second Harvest Food Bank: Wedesday June 1, 11 am-1pm, Assumption Church: Kay Barga is again leading the effort to distribute much needed produce. If you would like to help, contact Kay, bargabk@charter.net.

Tri-Parish Community Garden: Join Nancy Wenzel every Saturday through October to help. Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Thesongwallawalla. Or e-mail Nancy to be placed on an e-mail list, nancywenzel@charter.net. Produce grown is shared with local food banks.

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