Inreach/Outreach News – December, 2017

“For it is in giving that we receive.” Francis of Assisi

Your generosity toward those who ask for our help continues to be amazing. The congregation donated $3,706 during late October and early November to support: a new organization’s preschool and therapeutic services, Ventura County’s indigenous immigrant community, homelessness prevention in Ventura, Oxnard’s meals for the hungry, a national nonprofit legal advocacy organization, and folks needing help in our local community.

Step-Up Ventura received $762 to help expand their outreach, and preschool and therapeutic services for homeless children.

We collected $623 for MICOP (Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project) to help maintain a full-time trilingual (Mixteco, Spanish, English) caseworker in their office. They have an unprecedented increased need for caseworkers due to the challenges and threats of living under this administration.

You donated $781 to Ventura Homeless Prevention Fund (VHPF) to stop families and individuals living in Ventura from becoming homeless due to a one-time event such as accident or illness. Funds pay the rent so a temporary loss of income or unexpected expense does not result in eviction.

The UUCV Inreach/Outreach Fund received $726. The fund provides assistance to those in our local and church community who may be in need of help.

The congregation collected $814 for the Southern Poverty Law Center to aid in their fight against hate and bigotry in our country and in seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.