Members of Creative Spirit, crochet and knitting group, (that meets every Friday at St. Brendan Catholic Church) donated nearly two hundred “made with love” hats and scarves to Brunswick County Homeless Coalition (BCHC) and Brunswick County StreetReach (BCSTR). Pastor Ryszard Kolodziej, (center) new Pastor of St. Brendan, blessed all the handmade items before Eileen Brown, Creative Spirit member (standing far left) who coordinated efforts with Lynn Yencik, BCHC Volunteer Director (standing far right), presented Gary Phelps and Donna Phelps, Vice President and President BCSTR (far left back row) and Dianne Cherry, BCSTR Board member (pictured next to Lynn) with the items that will become comfort from the cold formally men, women, and children in our area this winter.

Creative Spirit, with their “made with love” hats and scarves donated to BCHC (Photo: BCHC)

Originally published by the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition in the “Currents” newsletter, Fall 2012 (Vol. 1, No. 3) edited by Kitty Kesler and published by Susie Kubley.

BCHC Volunteers Spread the Word

As part of the BCHC mission to raise awareness, Silvia Wiesensee and Mark Filipovic represent the Coalition at Oak Island Family Fun Day on Sept. 29th, 2012. (Photo: BCHC)

 

 

At the October 2012 meeting, BCHC’s youngest member, Emily Marlowe, presents her school project on the needs of the homeless. (Photo: BCHC)

 

 

Barbara Serafin, Ro Schwenk, Rita Canfield, and Lynn Yencik represent BCHC at the Stewardship Fair held at St. Brendan Church on Sept. 29th adn 30th, 2012. (Photo: BCHC)

 

Originally published by the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition in the “Currents” newsletter, Fall 2012 (Vol. 1, No. 3) edited by Kitty Kesler and published by Susie Kubley.

On November 5, 2012, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners proclaimed November 10 – 18, 2012 as “National Hunger and Homelessness Week in Brunswick County, North Carolina.”  Commissioner J. Martin Cooke read the resolution to all in attendance, including members of the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition.

BCHC Members listen as the official proclamation is read (Photo: BCHC)

Originally published by the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition in the “Currents” newsletter, Fall 2012 (Vol. 1, No. 3) edited by Kitty Kesler and published by Susie Kubley.