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Sock Donation Reaches Grace Street Ministry's Pastoral Team to Help Portland's Homeless.

Pastor Jeff Logan, upon receiving 12 boxes filled with wool socks at Williston-Immanuel United Church in Portland on October 26th, delivered by Bill Hidell and David Smith.

The purchase of $3,000 of socks and $2,500 of Dunkin' Donuts gift cards were facilitated by Beverly Bangs on behalf of Church on the Cape's congregants, whose donations will help Jeff and two other street pastors from Grace-Street Ministry to serve the homeless and street people in Portland this winter.

~ Article by David Smith ~In photo: Pastor Jeff, Bill HIldell, David

Excerpts From Pastor Jim's

Thank You Letter

"I can't tell you how excited I was last Thursday when David and Bill arrived at Williston-Immanuel church with their car overstuffed with multitudinous boxes of wonderful, warm wool socks. And just in the nick of time – today we had our first flakes of snow, as well as a raw rain and even a few chunks of hail.”

"And then, to add to the bounty, on Friday morning, David brought the 250 Dunkin' cards you had gathered. People will be so excited to get those. I'm planning to bring a bunch to the street on Sunday. It's the first time in ages that I've had enough cards to make sure that everyone I encounter gets one."

"Many of the folks in the encampment moved their stuff – with the help of a bunch of us outreach workers with a variety of trucks – to the next large encampment at Harbor View Park under the Casco Bay Bridge. I went there today with the Preble Street Outreach Collaborative, and the 90 meals we brought were gone in very short order."

"Please keep the co-pastors of Grace-Street and all the folks experiencing homelessness in your prayers. It's going to be a long and challenging winter. Thank you again for helping to soften some of the hard edges that the unhoused encounter every single day."

With warmth and blessings

Pastor Jeff


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