This fall the Interfaith Opportunity Network (ION) members have worked together to help the Goodwin Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church repair its boiler as well insulate the very old building and make the entrance and bathrooms handicap accessible. Over $25,000 was raised at the October dinner and concert. Additional money is still being donated. Much of this money will be used as a match for grants sought from both the Town of Amherst’s Community Preservation Act account and the Massachusetts Historical Commission. ION continues to set an example of faith groups supporting one another and the community. In November 2017, ION members came together to raise money to help pave the parking lot of the new location on Rte. 9 in Hadley of the Hampshire Mosque, and last year we supported the Amherst ABC House’s 50-year anniversary. For further information contact Mary Beth Seminario, UUSA ION representative.