September Dedicated Offering for Letcher County in eastern Kentucky
From September through June, we donate half of our collection to a worthy organization whose work aligns with UUSA Principles. Recipients are suggested by both individuals and committees of our UU Society.
Letcher County has been devastated by flooding more than once this summer. The residents of the county include the other half of Leverett’s “Hands Across the Hills” group, formed after the 2016 election. Several of the Kentucky colleagues are deeply involved in creating and managing the Cowan Community Center, which has been distributing relief funds. Funds will be used for such things as lodging, food and necessities to those displaced by the floods. Carpentry and restoration of the homes destroyed are also being addressed.
Judith Fonsh of Leverett and another member of Hands Across the Hills will speak to us about this month’s Dedicated Offering recipient during our service on Sunday, September 18.