The Chapel’s Endowment Team is please to announce grants to three organizations that were approved at a meeting on Wednesday, October 26.
A $1,000 grant was approved for the Castlewood Workers Hardship Fund to be used to help workers who are locked out of their jobs at the Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton pay their bills and provide for families in crisis. Continue reading
Every once in a while, there are enough “bits and pieces” of information floating around to warrant a short reflection. This is one of those times. Feel free to glance through for topics of interest to you(including our trip to El Salvador and the flood emergency; Bishop Mark’s cancer diagnosis; Katie Keil’s new blog; Pam Gilbert Snyder’s sailing blog; donations through Thrivent; Interfaith Power & Light update).
First Piece: Locke Jaeger and I returned late Tuesday evening from El Salvador, where our friends in the Bajo Lempa as well as many of the Lutheran Churches throughout the country are under water. The rain and flood emergency continues. For outstanding coverage of the devastation happening please check out both the SHARE blog as well as Tim’s Blog. Of special interest to me was the rain chart posted on Tim’s blog showing that the amount of rain received in this deluge has exceeded any storm since 1969, including the devastating Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Pr. Jeff was on an ELCA conference call on Thursday morning with Bishops of other companion synods to discuss coordinating relief donations through ELCA Disaster Response. Continue reading
Pastor Jeff and Locke Schultz returned Tuesday from their trip to El Salvador for the Fall Board meeting of “SHARE El Salvador.” During their visit they had a chance to see first hand the devastating impact of the torrential rain and flooding that is happening there. The picture to your left is from San Carlos Lempa which we have visited many times over the past five years and have supported the youth leadership program of CRIPDES in the community.
Here’s a up-to-date report from SHARE about the situation in the Bajo Lempa and our friends at CRIPDES San Vicente:
“Dear SHARE and CRIPDES San Vicente family,
“As you may have heard, El Salvador is in a state of emergency after ten days of non-stop rain. Records have been shattered as tropcial storms and depressions continue to pound the country, and the Bajo Lempa and our friends at CRIPDES San Vicente have been severely effected. Continue reading