Dear friend of Loaves & Fishes,
God’s blessings of the season to all the loyal, dedicated volunteers and supporters of Loaves & Fishes. Thank you all for your constant and continuing financial support of Loaves & Fishes.
I see the results of your donation dollars on a daily basis:
- When I walk through the Dining Room and see a very young father and mother feeding their hungry toddler;
- When I greet a guest, Joe, by name and his eyes light up with joy knowing someone remembered him;
- When I enter Maryhouse and see grateful women staying dry and warm even though it’s raining heavily outside.
Your strong support, now, is crucial to continuing these services for the rest of the year and into the winter months of 2014.
I rely on your generosity during the months of November and December to help get us through not only the holiday season, but into the coming year. Thanksgiving and Christmas inspire us to share our time, talents, and treasures with the least of our brothers and sisters.
This year marks 30 years of serving our guests. 30 years ago, Dan and Chris Delany started serving a daily hot meal to homeless men and women in the Alkali Flat area, first from their van and then from a rented facility on North 12th Street.
With your help, a community of like minded people have joined with Chris and Dan to provide all the survival services at Loaves & Fishes today.
The poorest of the poor in Sacramento have been blessed with this community effort by volunteers, donors and sponsors, without any government funds.
Many of those who received are now in the position of giving back, and with their help, and yours, we have been able to serve daily hot meals to 650 guests and provide showers, respite from the heat and cold, mental health counseling, comfort and welcome.
I appeal to you this season to remember our guests, and to make a donation today. If you have been unable to donate for some time, please consider a donation for this season. Every dollar you donate goes directly to services for our guests.
I continue to rely on the Bank of Faith to do the works of Mercy here at Loaves & Fishes. You, the community, are that Bank of Faith.
Thank you and God bless you and yours.
Sister Libby Fernandez, RSM Executive Director
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