THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Harwich Family Pantry's program to support furloughed federal workers.. Together, we collected $983. To be honest, we spent a lot of time collecting and the check went to them just as the shutdown was called off. HOWEVER, the Pantry is depleted right at the time of year when it is needed most by local people. And, of course, those federal paychecks haven't been cut yet. Our gift was generous and it was not too late.
This church has a good track record of supporting our communities when we're needed. Last summer, we were able to donate money to feed the children at Monomoy Children's Services summer program, when funding for their Friday lunches were unexpectedly cut off. We organized a truckload of cleaning supplies and water for Houston when that community was still reeling from the damage from Hurricane Harvey.
We've helped members of our congregation through rough spots... This time, it was our Coast Guard and other Federal employees who faced hunger and cold. Forgive me if this is hubris, but I believe this is work that Jesus wants us to be doing. The Food Pantry and your Missions Team are very grateful for your generosity. Thank you, and let's all say a little prayer that the emergencies are over for a while.
Missions Ministry Chair