2016 Heat Respite @ Grace Lutheran Church: Week 4 (July 4th - 8th)

Thank you to all our donors and participants.  Here are the numbers for week 4:

Our volunteers performed 259.25 hours of service.

We are now 33% through the 2016 Heat Respite.  Thank you so much to all those who donated water, due to your efforts, at this point we will have enough to make it through the summer and not only provide for those who come to Grace, but also share with a community of refuge and hydrations stations coordinated by MAG.  Click here for a map.

This week we would like to highlight St. Mary's Basilica.  They been part of a long term ecumenical connection with Grace, including participating in the heat respite.  This past Friday a group came out, lead by Olga Gilchrist, and provided a spaghetti lunch that folks really loved.  Many noted not just the flavor but the portion size, with enough for seconds and thirds for those who still had room.  We heard many compliments and wanted to share that with all of you.

As we head into the middle third of the Heat Respite @ Grace Lutheran Church we again want to emphasize how much we appreciate everyone who make this happens through their volunteering, donations, and prayers.  

As we are in such a good situation with water going forward  we are happy to take more donations (especially with the commitments some congregations and organizations have made), but if you are looking to donate anything else we are asking for the following:

Non-perishable goods

  • Noodles (any style)
  • Rice
  • Tuna
  • Canned Goods (beans, fruits, vegetables)

Clothing and Hygiene

  • Feminine hygiene products (tampons)
  • If you are donating clean used clothes to places like Goodwill think of us as well
  • Underwear and socks are items of the most frequent turnover and need