St. Francis House has gotten a beautiful face-lift thanks to long-time supporter Trinity Episcopal Cathedral!
Trinity has supported St. Francis House for years in a variety of ways, but thanks to the Matthew 25 committee and BLISS event, that support has grown significantly over the last six years. BLISS began six years ago under the direction of then Dean Rev. Chris Keller, as a fun way to raise money for outreach. St. Francis House has been a recipient of funds every year, and this year they have donated $30,000 to be used for non-operational expenses. Past projects have included replacing chairs for Social Services, pointing and fixing leaks around all the windows, computer software for Social Services. They also partner with St. Francis House and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church to provide prescription and other medical co-pays and have a team who came weekly (pre-COVID) to sort and organize the St. Francis House clothing room. They also partner with St. Francis House to meet needs for clients that might not otherwise be available and provide dinners for our Veterans several times a year.
Led by M 25 chair, Jerry Shugar, this latest project involved removing the old awning and planters, leveling and building a new canopy for the main St. Francis House entry. Local architect Tommy Jameson designed the entry. His wife, Christy, is also a member of the M 25 committee. Thank you all so much for making a huge difference to St. Francis House and its clients!