In celebration of ULC’s 100th Anniversary, members and friends have offered remarkably enthusiastic support to the 100th Anniversary Legacy Project. For all the attention, interest and offerings of talent and treasure by so many generous, compassionate participants, the Legacy Project Ad Hoc Committee extends sincere thanks. The response has been inspirational.
As of June 12, $34,110 was donated to establish the Refugee Emergency Assistance Fund for the Refugee Resettlement Program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW). Additionally, thirteen ULC members and friends have volunteered for at least one of six LCSNW programs that support refugee resettlement. The interests and contact information for these prospective volunteers has been shared with LCSNW Director of Development Jaime Schilling who will arrange for further program contacts within LCSNW.
Finally, the project has raised awareness of the accomplishments over forty years and the current challenges of the Refugee Resettlement Program. Vehicles for this effort have included Sunday temple talks and adult forums by Refugee Resettlement Program staff, remarks by the development director at the May 6 anniversary banquet, letters to ULC members and May 6 banquet invitees, Spirit articles and weekly bulletin announcements through the spring campaign.
LCSNW Director of Development Jaime Schilling hopes to return to ULC in the fall to share with us the news of how the Refugee Resettlement Program has benefited from our gifts.