St. Paul’s supports women’s shelter
St. Paul’s Anglican Church has donated $3,000 to O’Shaughnessy House.
The donation represents the proceeds ($2,400) from a walk-a-thon held last October, combined with funds from Spiritfest.
Krista Foote, supervisor at the shelter for abused women and children in Carbonear, accepted the cheque fromchurch treasurerTom Caines during a Christmas candelight service held at the Harbour Grace church in December.
The contribution “is part of the continued support of the shelter and the vital ministry offered to the women and children of our communities,” said a church spokesman.
Supporting the worthy cause was part of the mission and outreach ministry of St. Paul’s Anglican Church.
Rev. Shirley Noseworthy acknowledged those who took part in the fundraiser for their efforts, concern and kindness given to this fundraiser.
“It is only through their caring and the caring of the community at large that we were so successful,” Rev. Noseworthy said.
Gail Tobin, executive director for Iris Kirby House/O’Shaughnessy House said, “reaching out a hand to warm a heart is the spirit that helps grow healthy communities.”
Accompanying the cheque was a framed print to be hung in O’Shaughnessy house. Donated by local artist Pete Sampson, the print was framed by Don Regular. Both are members of St. Paul’s congregation.