September 4, 2014

Elissa Sommer, HCM Director, 206-909-0159,

All HCM gifts may be placed in the Commons Mission Box.

SEPTEMBER BLANKET DRIVE - During the month of September we will be collecting blankets - both NEW and OLD. These will be used in several of our areas of need including homeless, Lutheran World Relief and our Giving Tree. Please make sure that older blankets are laundered, in good condition-free of stains and tears.

FOOD CLOSET NEEDS - Our own food closet needs some help. Any food is good, especially cans with pull off lids, fruit, soups, chili, stew, ravioli, Vienna sausages, cereal, back to school lunch items, cup noodles, etc. Perishable items such as milk, butter, frozen juice, meats can also be accepted as long as they are not expired. Please contact Elissa before donating perishables.

NEED A WHEELCHAIR? - We have a Hoveround MPV5 electric power wheelchair. Contact Elissa as soon as possible if you are interested.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES - should be on clearance soon. We are still collecting school supplies for our Lutheran World Relief Kits. Please help us gather needed items by purchasing when the costs are low. We still need: 70-sheet notebooks, rulers, pencil sharpeners, scissors, #2 pencils with erasers, black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink), crayons (boxes of 24).

GOD CARES ABOUT YOU! He knows the struggles that you have. He often uses His church to help people. Hope can give assistance with paying a utility bill or other necessary expenses. Our Food Closet is also available to anyone who is stressed financially. You can "shop" for non-perishable foods here for free. This will help to free up your $ for other necessary expenses. For confidential help with either of these services, call Elissa Sommer, 206-909-0159. Thank you to our congregation for faithfully supplying this basic need!

IS YOUR GARDEN OVERFLOWING? - Our local food banks accept both fruit and veggies: West Seattle Food Bank 206-932-9023, White Center Food Bank 206-762-2848. This is a great "free" way to help feed those who are hungry!

READY TO WALK? - The Seattle CROP Hunger Walk is a community event to help end hunger here in the Greater Seattle Area and around the globe. By participating in the Seattle CROP Hunger Walk you help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs. Join us on Sunday, October 5th, at 1:00pm at Alki UCC, 6115 SW Hinds. The Seattle CROP Hunger Walk: ending hunger one step at a time! For more information, visit their website at

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