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ON A MISSION TO HELP OTHERS

The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit LeadershipTeam DepotCalifornia Department of Veterans AffairsThe Tug McGraw Foundation and Solano Napa Habitat for Humanity provided a day of service on June 19 at the California Veterans Home in Yountville. Five new kitchens were remodeled to be ADA compliant, a recreational field was created, a veteran-themed mural was painted, a bocce ball court, volleyball court, corn-hole games and horse shoe pit were built, an ADA bridge was constructed, additional shade structures were built, more trees were planted, flower beds were planted, more storage lockers were constructed, the Tug McGraw garden was expanded and a six-bedroom home for homeless veterans in Rio Vista was framed.  -Photo courtesy of CVNL

During the week of April 8-12, 10 members of First Presbyterian Church and St. Luke Presbyterian Church in San Rafael traveled to Corpus Christi, Texas, to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Each day the group traveled to the town of Ingleside to paint the exterior of one home and install insulation in another. They worked under the guidance of craftsmen provided by the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group. The mission trip to rebuild houses occurred under the auspices of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. -Photo courtesy of First Presbyterian Church

Mt. Tam Quilt Guild’s members make quilts and pillowcases for distribution to local nonprofit agencies serving Marin residents. In the past year, the guild has made and donated quilts and pillowcases to Homeward Bound of Marin, West Marin Community Services, West Marin Senior Services-Stockstill House, Marin General Hospital Palliative Care, Marin General Hospital Neonatal ICU,  Hospice by the Bay and North Bay fire victims. This outreach to the community is funded in part by donations from the Las Gallinas Lions Club. In May, Kathy Norwood (above, on left) and Jan Mindot (above, on right) delivered 80 pillow cases to Deborah Schwing, Hospice by the Bay North Bay Camp Coordinator.

The pillow cases are given to kids attending summer camps sponsored by the organization. In March,  Alberta Buller (above, center), Spiritual Care Coordinator at Marin General Hospital, accepted 33 quilts from Mt. Tam Quilt Guild outreach chairs, Terry Giancaspro and Cathy Schuster (above on left and right).  -Photos courtesy of Mt. Tam Quilt Guild

 

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