are coming to the end of a very successful and fulfilling year with Family Promise.
There will be some changes in the coordinators for 2019. First, after many years of faithful service, Karen and Dave Wenzell will be stepping down from their coordinators jobs. They have been the ones who have supplied all the food/staple extras that they might need on a daily basis. This includes water, fruit, juice, paper towels and all kinds of things that help to make sure everyone is comfortable. Dave has also been responsible for making sure we had the occupancy permit that is required by the town before each stay. Thank you both for all the work you have done over the years.
Also, I will be stepping down as Lead coordinator. John Ellsworth has generously volunteered to step in and fill this roll. Although I will still be helping out where I can, I am giving up the daily responsibility that comes with that role. Thank you John!
We have been blessed with generous donations over the last couple of months:
Peter and Donna LeClair donated furniture for the families to use in our Youth room. They donated a 5-piece two recliner sectional, another 2-piece sectional and a rug. The room has not been put together yet, due to a possible painting project, but by the time the families come again in April, we will have the room looking very homey and I know it will be a comfortable place to spend some time after a long hard day.
We have also been blessed with a donation of six new blow-up mattresses and three new cotton blankets. This will take some of the stress and fear away as we setup the rooms for families and overnight hosts, knowing that we won't need to rely upon leaky mattresses.
We greatly appreciate the support we have been receiving from our two support congregations, Sha'arei Shalom and St. Cecilia. Sha'arei Shalom has been faithfully supplying Sunday night dinners for years and St. Cecilia continues to supply dinners and has expanded their involvement by volunteering in various ways including room setup and overnight hosts.
It has been a very good year and I want to thank everyone who has helped to make it possible for us to continue this mission.