Wednesday, September 19, 2012

News You Can Use - October 2012

News You Can Use  Prepared by Steve Tindall
For Your Church Newsletter
From Lutheran Community Services                      October 2012

Editors: This information is prepared for church newsletter editors, secretaries and pastors. Your help in getting the word out is appreciated and will help LCS achieve its mission of “Sharing God’s blessings by helping others in need.” Comments about timing or content are welcome. Contact Steve Tindall ( 302 654 8886.

21st Annual Hunger Walk Run … Preliminary Results

On Saturday September 15, LCS held its 21st Annual Hunger Walk Run 5K. 239 people registered and raised $36,000. The top fundraiser was Jan Hufnal from Grace with $4,395. The top youth fundraiser, also from Grace, was Daniel Luettgen, with $2,285. As a result, Grace raised a total of $9,435 and took home the trophy for the greatest amount raised. The trophy for the largest turnout went to St. Marks (43 people). The church with the largest percentage of its congregation participating was Faith which brought 8.9% of its confirmed members (20 people). For many, the Youth Run Against Hunger, a competitive event for those 18 and under, was the highlight of the morning. Thirty boys and girls ran the 5k course. Boys medals went to Brian Colter (20:54), Nathan Galoway (22:20), and David Lu (23:05). Girls medals went to Madelyn Galbus (who is 8 years old and finished with a time of 25:10!), Emma Griffith (27:34), and Danielle Bye (30:24). Thanks to everyone who participated!

Photos coming soon!!

New LVC Volunteer Starts at LCS

LVC Volunteer Laurie Elseroad posing
with LCS Volunteer Nick DeVoe

Laurie Elseroad began her one year stay with LCS recently as Food and Shelter Assistant. She is already hard at work on distributing food and helping housing clients avoid homelessness. Laurie hails from Baltimore where she was a consistent acolyte in her Episcopalian church. She just graduated from college, getting her BA degree from Guilford, which is near Greensboro, NC with a dual major in environmental studies and political science. Her minor in Spanish is already turning out to be big help since so many LCS clients are Latino and struggle with English.  Laurie has 4 roommates at the King House in Wilmington and is excited about what her year here will bring.

Wilmington Award Goes to LCS Nominee

Program Director Sandy Betley nominated Anne Wisnewski (age 94) for a Wilmington Community Award for her 12 years volunteering at LCS’s produce distribution, in addition to her many years of service at St. Hedwigs. She will be recognized at the award ceremony in Oct. 

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