Our lives have changed dramatically in the last few months. I heard a quote recently that resonated with me. “We are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat.”
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon’s programs have seen dramatic increases in the numbers of people who are seeking food, shelter and other basic human needs during this crisis. Whatever situation we might be experiencing in these times, some things have not changed. God continues to be ever present with us in the storm, and we are given the sacred responsibility to love one another in very concrete ways.
I am moved by the generosity of so many of you who are committing time and resources to help our neighbors, even those of you who are unemployed or experiencing other hardships. This is truly sacrificial giving. I am grateful for your compassion.
In love and hope,