Grateful for range of support
Friday, October 15, 2010 - 12:55 pm

To the Editor:

Most civic-minded organizations, groups and churches work hard at their missions, and thankfully so. Our town, our country and our world would be worse for the wear if not for such groups.

Every once in a while, however, you come across a group with eyes to see out beyond their own borders. When this happens, not only is need met, but bonds of goodwill are built that otherwise would not have existed there before.

With this in mind, I would like to thank the Unitarian Universalist Church of Canton for their generosity and goodwill towards the Women of Grace Widow’s Fund, which operates through the Presbyterian Churches of Canton and Watertown.

After hearing about the Widow’s Fund operation, the UU church offered to take up a collection to help support this effort, which seeks to alleviate the cycles of extreme poverty for widows living in Malawi, Africa through micro-loans and grants—even though it was not a project of their own making. What a gift, to have the support of others in the community!

The Widow’s Fund was established in 2003 by individuals involved in the Presbyterian Church, but to date has been supported by the United Methodist Church, SLU’s Progressive Service, and now the Unitarian Universalist Church, along with many other individuals in the community.

Thank you, to all who when seeing need, reach out a hand.

Katrina Hebb, board member

Women of Grace Widows Fund