Let­ter to the ed­i­tor

The Covington News - - OPINION -

A job well done

Dear Ed­i­tor: It would be im­pos­si­ble to thank by name all of the in­di­vid­u­als and groups who staged the very suc­cess­ful din­ner, auc­tion and silent auc­tion to ben­e­fit the FaithWorks’s build­ing fund on Aug. 4.

Lead­er­ship was pro­vided by First United Methodist Church, but many other churches among out 26 spon­sor­ing churches par­tic­i­pated en­thu­si­as­ti­cally through ticket sales, en­ter­tain­ment, items for auc­tion and at­ten­dance.

Ma­jor fi­nan­cial spon­sors lent their sup­port to the evening that was fun and en­ter­tain­ing and tar­geted to the greater good of this com­mu­nity. The shared com­mit­ment of those who led, worked on and sup­ported this project was spir­i­tu­ally up­lift­ing, en­er­giz­ing and in­spir­ing.

FaithWorks is a Chris­tian min­istry that of­fers emer­gency rent and util­ity as­sis­tance to clients in cri­sis through an ap­pli­ca­tion process that is thor­oughly in­ves­ti­gated to ver­ify need.

We are grate­ful to have shared of­fice space with the New­ton County Min­is­te­rial Union for the last 20 months, but when we can re­lo­cate to our own build­ing, we will greatly ex­pand ser­vices to the needy in our com­mu­nity. We are ex­tremely grate­ful to or spon­sor­ing churches for be­liev­ing in and back­ing our de­sire to be es­tab­lished in our own ex­panded space.

With ap­prox­i­mately 11 per­cent of the pop­u­la­tion in New­ton county liv­ing in poverty, it is clear that there is much work to be done, and all who la­bor in th­ese fields need and wel­come the sort of com­mu­nity sup­port that was ap­par­ent last Satur­day Night.

Bob Fur­nad Chair­man, FaithWorks

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