Fall 2019 Member Magazine

Angels AMONG US? WHO ARE THE Earlier this year, we launched the Angels Among Us initiative to recognize the great work volunteers do to improve their communities. Here are just a few of our angels’ stories.

Linda “Linda has bought medical equipment for those who could not afford it. She is always the first to help anyone who needs it, no matter what the need is or how much it costs.” Marie “Marie shares her voice at church as a choir member, Chairs the kitting table at our parish Christmas fair and donates the hats, mittens and blankets to the homeless and low-income.” Jerome “Jerome cooks food for the poor and is always giving of his time and talents to his church. He coached basketball for special needs children and volunteered in special school district schools.” Deanna “Deanna serves the poor. She has fostered 30 kids in 48 years. She lives a great faith life and is always giving of herself.” Sydney “Sydney is in high school and has helped out with a number of projects with our local Catholic Financial Life chapter in Waterford since she was nine years old. She has helped build floats, helped with fundraisers and worked at the parish festival.” Janine “Janine has spent long hours working on behalf of her church and community. She organizes an annual soup supper to raise funds for Sister Rose’s Shelter, coordinates several events to raise money for the Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church and organizes the cooking for the many meals served at the church for fundraisers.”

Chapter 88, Madison, Wis., Vice President Theresa Alt (right) presents angel pins to Msgr. James Gunn of St. John the Baptist Parish inWaunakee, Wis., and St. Mary of the Lake inWestport, Wis., and Karen Greiber also of Waunakee. Karen “Karen is a businesswoman who – with the help of her son and daughter – carried on the family business after the death of her husband. She is greatly involved in her Parish and volunteers her time and talents well before asked. She also donates food to the Catholic Multicultural Center. Karen is very involved in many “My wife and son went on a trip to assist the children of Guatemala. They taught the children the importance of dental hygiene and gathered dental and school supplies for schools in need.” Melinda “Melinda has been helping unite unwanted newborns with parents who will love them as their own. She has been doing this for years and is one of the most selfless people I know.” aspects of the community.” Bethann and Christopher

We weren’t able to include every angel’s story, but please know that we wholeheartedly appreciate the work each are doing in the community. Thank you! Nominate an “angel” today at cfl.org/angels From Washington to Florida, more than 2,013 angels have received their angel pins.

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