Tuesday, October 16, 2012

News You Can Use - November 2012

News You Can Use  Prepared by Steve Tindall
For Your Church Newsletter
From Lutheran Community Services                   November 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 (stindall@lcsde.org). 302 654 8886.

LCS & Westminster Presbyterian Partner to Help Clients

Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC), which is located across the street from the Lutheran Community Services (LCS) headquarters on Rodney Street, has been an amazing supporter, especially for the LCS FAITH Center and the St. Stephen’s pantry. “New Life Furnishing” is a new WPC program that aids low income families and individuals by providing much needed furniture and household items. A few months ago, LCS started having some conversations about how some of our clients fit their concept. As a result, clients of LCS have received a wonderful boost toward independence with items from “New Life Furnishing,” including: twin and queen sized beds, bedding, dressers, lamps, cribs, chairs, dishes, toys and a lot more. We are grateful that out neighbor has set up such a fine program, and even more grateful that so many of our clients have benefitted from it. LCS and WPC are working together to offer a hand up to those who need it.

*We are currently looking for a few "good men" to help as movers to load trucks when recipients arrive to pick up furniture. If you are interested and available Mon-Fri 1-4pm. Give us a call. (302) 654-8886, ext 107. We will work on the days that meet your availability. Frequency: 1 to 2 times a month. - Cher

Governor Honors Three LCS Volunteers

The 2012 Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Award Winners include three hard-working LCS Volunteers. First, Don Schaeffer, a tireless LCS pantry volunteer, was nominated by LCS, and is being honored for serving in a host of community volunteer capacities for the last 30 years. Next, is Nancy Goyda, a past LCS board member and current office volunteer, who is being honored for the work she is doing through Family Promise, a relatively new organization serving homeless families. Marge Altergott, another LCS pantry volunteer, is being honored for her work with the Delaware Center for Horticulture on a program for low-income kids called “The Secret Garden.”

*Look for more on the Governor's Awards and one of the recipients on this blog later this month! - Cher

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