Since we are not able to meet together in person, WTB seeks other ways to build bridges of understanding and to serve. Thanks so many of you, our collections for both Eastern Farmworkers Assn. and Rise Above Poverty were very successful.
Several of our members mentioned that organizations they work with are in need this month. We Rise Above the Streets, led by founder Al-amin Muhammad, provides “meals and comfort to the homeless and working poor of Syracuse.” They sponsor “Sandwich Saturdays” in furtherance of their motto “If we eat, they eat.” With cold weather upon us, We Rise Above the Streets is in need of warm socks for men and women. They also need hats, gloves and hand warmers.
St. Lucy’s Food Pantry, 425 Gifford Street, is in need of non-perishable food to replenish its shelves. The food needs of their community have increased as the COVID restrictions continue to impact local jobs and community support. Director Murray Gould says St. Lucy’s is especially looking for canned pasta (Spaghetti-0s, ravioli, etc.), boxed macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables and canned fruits.
In response to these needs, WTB held a Rockin’ Sock-N-Food drive from Oct. 11-Nov. 16. Donations of socks and nonperishable food items were collected at members’ homes and delivered to the two organizations.