Taste of West Seattle: A Benefit for the West Seattle Help Line
The Taste of West Seattle will be on Thursday, May 26th from 6-9pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, featuring over 40 restaurants, breweries, and bakeries. This annual event benefits the West Seattle Helpline and this year, thanks to generous sponsors, all proceeds from ticket sales go directly to the WSH’s emergency assistance programs for members of our West Seattle community. The Helpline offers rent, utility, and transportation assistance to people living in the following zip codes: 98106, 98116, 98126, 98136 and 98146 as well as clothing assistance for all Seattle residents. In 2015, they served over 3,500 of our neighbors in need and provided over $70,000 of assistance to prevent evictions and shutoffs for more than 300 local families. Buy your tickets early as this event sells out! Must be 21 or over. Purchase tickets here. For more information, call 206-932-2746 or email.
A CRS Rice Bowl Thank You!
Thank you to all who were able to support Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Lenten program through almsgiving. Our community collected $4057.45! We would especially like to thank the Knights of Columbus who collaborated with our Rice Bowl team on the Fish Fry Fridays and who generously donated $750 from their proceeds. All collected funds will be used to help alleviate hunger overseas (75% of funds) and right here in our community (25%). The OLG community has benefited from local, annual Rice Bowl grants to our Community Meal program and Peace Garden. What we give truly changes life. CRS Rice Bowl is more than fundraising though and we’d like to thank all those who spent time with the materials praying, learning, taking action, teaching and fasting.
Helping Ecuador Recover
Communities in Ecuador are reeling from a 7.8-magniture earthquake that struck on April 16, claiming more than 500 lives and destroying thousands of homes and roads. As ongoing rescue efforts continue, the death toll is expected to rise. As many as 100,000 people have been affected. Catholic Relief Services teams, along with their Church partners on the ground, are focusing on meeting immediate needs in remote towns that have not received aid yet. This includes clean water, temporary shelter, food and living supplies. CRS will also work to ensure sanitation and hygiene to prevent diseases. To donate to CRS’ relief efforts on behalf of the U.S. Catholic Church, go to their website or call 1-877-HELP-CRS or send a check to Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090.