ESGVCH has received notice of several grants:
Greetings from Connie Brehm, ESGVCH President of Board of Directors
Report on ESGVCH Kick-off Event for Winter Shelter:
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On behalf of ESGVCH Board of Directors, a big thank you to everyone who helped make our Kick-Off Event held (Nov. 20) a resounding success. Approximately 80 people attended and over $3,000 was generated through donations and the Silent Auction.
Since all costs of the Event were donated, 100% of proceeds will go directly to ESGVCH Programs that aid the homeless with emergency shelter, food, showers, emergency shelter, bus passes, healthcare and community referrals. Many thanks to all who attended our first Kick-off Event. Thanks also for the donations, received at the Event, or by mail, or through our website: www.esgvch.org .
Recognition and thanks goes to Rev. William Easterling and Sacred Heart Church Community for providing a lovely room for our Event. Thanks also to Azusa Pacific University nursing students who helped with set up and provided live entertainment (praise music!). Sr. Nancy Uhl was our invited speaker. Sr. Uhl shared movingly about the importance of each of us doing what we can to help the homeless in our midst. She shared a story: After being part of a foot washing event for the homeless (many of whom suffer foot problems) she reflected afterward that while she could not change the circumstances of those who came, she felt better just to know for at least one night their feet would be clean, warm and might hurt
a little bit less. Thank you, Sr. Nancy, for sharing a humbling experience!