As many of
you know, on the morning of March 27th 2013 around 6:30 am, a fire broke
out at Paz de Cristo behind the kitchen.
This put us into crisis management mode, trying to work out how to feed
our guests. Our friends at RigaTony’s
stepped up that first night to serve dinner. Then, we were able to secure enough
sandwiches and subs for the next night’s meal. From there, we reached out to
other area restaurants, and our meal sponsors for support. The response was
overwhelming! Since we had no
ability to heat the food or to clean up after the meals we asked the
restaurants and sponsors to provide a hot meal and to serve in disposable
containers. Beginning on March 27th
through May 12th, we were able to fill every night with a complete
meal for 200 of our guests!! How
thrilled we were to be able to reassure our guests that our mission of
providing food for the hungry would continue.
Prayers for Paz
are being answered on a daily
basis, whether it be a need for more items for our food boxes, a side to complete a meal or that our
guests never go hungry. We witness
this so often it was no wonder to us that our awesome community came together
to keep the dining room open every night since the fire.
We at Paz de Cristo cannot
thank you all enough. To each and
every volunteer who continued to serve with no kitchen access, Thank You! To each and every restaurant who
donated a meal, part of a meal, or discounted a meal, Thank You! To all of our
faith and community partners who came together to prepare or purchase a meal,
Thank You! To every individual who
got the word out that we needed help, Thank You!
Paz de Cristo, we believe everyone is a child of God and deserves to
be treated with dignity and respect. Paz de Cristo serves those in need
with a daily meal service, food boxes and empowerment programs.
We are committed to our community and through the collaboration with
many dedicated volunteers-- including diverse faith communities--we feed
the hungry and help provide resources for those seeking the basic
necessities of life. Paz also provides community referrals to housing
and medical care, and offers preparation for meaningful work.
Donating to Paz de Cristo is easy and painless. With a new financial
program adopted by Paz de Cristo, donations and recurring donations are
easier than ever.
Ways to donate come in various forms and sizes. A generous donation
of food to a small kids toy are two types of donations accepted by Paz.
You can donate through online giving, drop off food or clothing, you
can also volunteer to serve meals or give out food boxes. Your generous donations are what keeps Paz de
Cristo open to the working poor.
Please LIKE us on Facebook. We rely on social media to get the word out
of Paz de Cristo needs and services to help the working poor.
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