Monthly Emphasis

Every month, the money collected in the small brown envelopes provided during Sunday Services is donated to a different cause.  Monthly Emphasis has donated to WHEAT, Heifer International, One Great Hour of Sharing, Silver Lake Scholarship Fund, Blankets Plus(+), Helping Hands/Pastor fund, FISH, Fisher House West Haven, Yale New Haven Hospital Toy Closet, Neighbors in Need, Connecticut Food Bank, Christmas Fund, West Haven Community House, Beacon on the Hill Diaper Bank, Community Thanksgiving Dinner.

Current Emphasis

The emphasis for the month of July is Fisher House West Haven.

The mission emphasis for the month of August is the Fisher House West Haven.  Fisher House is a home away from home of families of veterans being treated at a VA hospital that do not live near a VA hospital. We in West Haven are fortunate to have a VA hospital in our city and it is not a problem to see our loved ones being treated there.  But this is not the case for some families of our veterans. Not every community has a VA in their town; veterans are sometimes transported far from their local community, family and friends. We all know that staying in hotels for an extended period is unaffordable to most and commuting is not always possible. Since 1990, Fisher House Foundation has served more than 305,000 families and provided over 5.2 million days of lodging, saving them more than 360 million dollars in lodging and transportation costs and provided loved ones to be with their family member as they recuperated. There are 72 Fisher Houses in operation and now, Fisher House in West Haven has opened their doors and now needs funds to help with the day to day expenses.

 

This is a way for all of us to fulfill our church’s Mission Statement by reaching out to our “beloved wider community” and also to thank those who have served our country. Please consider donating to Fisher House-West Haven by using the small brown envelopes. Thank you!

 

To learn more about this amazing organization and the opening of Fisher House West Haven, visit their website here.