Monday, December 8, 2008
Share the Bread...Share the Spirit!
Tuesday, December 9th is the Share the Spirit Spagetti Feed at the Homer Elks Lodge. This is one of my favorite annual fundraisers. Share the Spirit acts as an emergency food, shelter and service provider to the whole Southern Kenai Peninsula.
The work they do is on the front lines of the Last Frontier...the land of Big Dreams! Dreams that can easily be dashed with one bad ride on the economic rollercoaster. Being stuck with nothing at the end of the road can be especially challenging with many of us starting off in small cabins with no indoor plumbing, survivng on limited incomes as seasonal job opportunities drift south with the cranes come September. Sometimes it doesn't take much to put a person over the edge...car breaks down, can't get to work, get laid off because your late (because of your unreliable car)...oh yeah, it's a cycle we can all wrap our heads around and hopefully we can remember as we give to those with less this year: "There, but for the grace of God, go I."
To help out or donate call Shari Daugherty at (907)235-7466