Saturday, January 28, 2012

Poster to Raise Money for Shelter

As most of you know, two teams from St. Alban’s help feed people at the Refuge of Hope each month. Charles Smith manages the shelter's money and co-ordinates the many other churches and businesses in our area that work at the shelter.

In the Faith & Values section of the January 28, 2012 edition of The News Star, Hope Young has written a wonderful article about a poster created to raise money for the Refuge of Hope or Desiard Street Shelter. You can find the article here.

A member of Jesus the Good Shepherd’s Just Faith group, Elaine Elias, said they came up with the idea after another member, Lynda Cookston, saw a similar poster.

The "Do You Know Him" poster is a collage of photos taken of people at the DeSiard Street Shelter. In the photos, each person holds a piece of cardboard with a word written on it. Arthur Morgan, who runs the shelter, took all the pictures. The men are actually holding a word that they chose.

Elias said the posters are for sale and 100 percent goes to the shelter. The 36-by-24 inch posters are mounted and $80, 14-by-9 inch unmounted posters are $10 and note cards are $1.50. To order posters, contact Elias at 323-3144.

You can also support the work of the shelter by contacting Charles Smith or Father Whit.

Note: Photo of poster and portions of this post taken from The New Star article linked above.

Edit: St. Alban's will soon have the poster on display in the 36-by-24 inch size. We will bless it before we hang it - stay tuned for more information.