Monday, August 10, 2009

Paz de Cristo facing trouble

Right when they are likely needed the most, Paz de Cristo is now facing a $300,000 shortfall after St. Timothy's Catholic Church has opted not to continue their sponsorship of the homeless outreach center. While this is sad news, you shouldn't blame the church, everyone is facing difficult revenues, and sometimes that means hard choices. The dwindling donations seem to be a problem facing most churches right now.

This twenty year fixture in the community has impacted countless lives, not only those who have been served by the program, but the countless volunteers who have done the serving. It's difficult to find anyone who has lived in Mesa for any extended period of time who hasn't either done some volunteer work at Paz de Cristo or knows someone who has. It has been part of the community for so long, that it is sort of strange to think of it going away. Under the current scenario, the shelter will only be able to stay open another 4 to 5 months before they will either need to find private donors or shut their doors.

The economy isn't making it easy for anyone right now, but if you are reading this post, it's more than likely, you are doing better than the people who need Paz de Cristo. So, if you want to help, you can click here to donate to the shelter, or contact them for more information.

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