Help out the Glory Hole

Letter to the editor

Posted: Friday, October 03, 2003

Our neighbors are in trouble and they need our help. While many of us hunker down in our homes and offices and shops as winter approaches, some of our neighbors will be stuck outside, hungry, lonely, with no place to hide from the wind and rain. Well, actually, they do have a warm place where they can find food, friends and safety, but starting in October, they won't be able to go there between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. That's because this safe haven, the Glory Hole, doesn't have enough money to keep its doors open during the middle of the day.

Here at the Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, we are scrambling to pool resources to help the Glory Hole. We started with a $1,000 gift and an offer of $500 more to match the rest of the congregation's gifts. So our small group is reaching into all sorts of pockets to give as much as we can for the Glory Hole. We've already reached $2,285, without all our members giving, and we haven't even started tapping our PFDs yet! And as small as our congregation is, if we can do it, so can you!

The Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship challenges you, the good people of Juneau, to find creative ways to come up with contributions to the Glory Hole. These days, it sometimes seems like we're already stretched to the limit and giving all we can, but we can always find more. We encourage your congregations, your clubs, groups, friends and neighbors to help keep the Glory Hole open all day. Let's pull together and make sure every Juneau neighbor has a warm, safe, friendly place to sit and grumble about the weather!

You can send your tax-deductible contributions to the Glory Hole, P.O. Box 21997, Juneau, AK, 99802, or you can drop them off at 247 South Franklin.

Rachel Zahnd and the members of the Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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