This last time I met Sam and his wife, Katrina. They brought five friends along to help and to celebrate Katrina’s birthday. I was amazed how Katrina’s friends responded to her invitation to help their community.
They celebrated Katrina’s birthday on the warehouse floor, and they celebrated the families who would benefit from the food that we sorted and boxed. Our group helped sort pinto beans, then weigh and bag nearly 2,200 bags. The beans and other food items were boxed and delivered to many food pantries throughout the city.
Each Saturday, there are more than 80 volunteers from schools, churches and social clubs who take time to give back.
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A radical change is needed today in every community. Are you ready to do more?
One way you can begin is through Women of the ELCA. You can connect and get involved with Women of the ELCA ministries in your church and community. If there is not a group, consider starting one.
Ask the women you know to commit to making a change in your area. We are here to help you get you started. We offer ideas through our programs, resources, website and award-winning publications—Gather, Café and Bold Connections and Interchange.
How do you help your community?
Eva James Yeo is director for membership for Women of the ELCA.