Brothers and sisters,
This second installment of Salt and Light for this week is intended to report on two important issues where I believe we can lend help.
The first is to say that yesterday I was among a group of 30+ folks who listened in on a conference call led by Michael Ramos of the Church Council of Greater Seattle. “For Such a Time as This” is a network of organizations, including churches, that are working to respond to the immigration crisis in our country. More specifically, this call was a way to inform ‘sensitive locations’ (like places of worship) of some steps that can be taken to (1) discern whether such a place can become a ‘hub’ congregation and (2) identify ways to become a Rapid Response contributor to these ‘hub’ locations.
The second is information sent via email from the gathering earlier this week of the U District Conversation on Homelessness (UDCH). An immediate need (among many) is a request from Elizabeth Gregory Home for women’s pajamas, nightgowns, and robes. There are shower facilities at EGH, but often the women do not have clean nightclothes to put on afterward.