Atonement Lutheran Supports Homeless Coalition
Posted by KSJB News on 5/23/2017 7:45:00 AM.

 

L to R: Cassie DuBray, Pastor Jamie Desai, Pastor Susan Haukaas, Tonya Perkins and Jerry Bergquist (submitted)
 
JAMESTOWN, ND -(Cassie DuBray) - Jamestown’s Atonement Lutheran Church recently donated a contribution of $2,667.50 to the South Central Homeless Coalition (ND Region VI) for assistance in purchasing diapers and wipes for regional food pantries.

The Coalition is so thankful to Atonement Lutheran for the generous contribution to helping WIPE OUT the diaper need in our region. Diapers and Wipes were special ordered and purchased from Hugo’s Family Marketplace. This donation precedes the 2nd annual diaper drive which will be this summer which is scheduled to begin July 1, 2017.

Diapers and Wipes are such an essential item for families with small children. In North Dakota, 19% of children under the age of 18 are infants or toddlers In Stutsman County Alone 13% of the population are children below the federal poverty level. Federal funding like SNAP food stamps do not help pay for diapers. Without diapers, parents can't send their children to childcare and without childcare, a parent cannot work.

The South Central Homeless Coalition’s purpose shall be to advocate, coordinate, and optimize services for homeless men, women and children within Region 6 of the South Central Human Service Center. Those counties are: Barnes, Dickey, Foster, Griggs, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Stutsman, and Wells.  

Any person, business, organization or institution within the Coalition’s service area interested in the issues of homelessness and/or the less fortunate shall be eligible for membership in the Coalition. The coalition meets at least every other month, on the second Tuesday of the month. Contact Coalition President Pastor Susan Haukaas at Trinity Lutheran Church for more information at 701-252-2841.  


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