A Roof Raising “Thanks” to St. John’s Episcopal Church
When John Patrick and his friends at St. John’s learned that men entering our Statesville Avenue Campus shelter had to sometimes wait in the rain because there was no roof over our entrance, they felt the need to mobilize and do something. Today there is a beautiful new roof over that entrance and the men could not be more appreciative! John told me he was partly inspired by the book October Sky to persevere and make this project come to life. Curious, I read the book myself and can understand his determination.
Many thanks to the entire Outreach Committee from St. John’s Episcopal Church for this new roof. They stewarded the project from inspiration, to design, to fundraising, to installation. Most important, they showed the homeless men we serve their concern not only for the men’s well being when the weather is bad, but also concern for their dignity. You have inspired me in the process.