Thank you letters for April 19

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Thank you, Women Who Care

Family Promise of Juneau would like to thank the 100+ Women Who Care for selecting us as the non-profit to support this quarter. The generosity and commitment of the women in Juneau is humbling and exciting.

Family Promise of Juneau will celebrate its three-year anniversary on April 30. During that time we have hosted 27 families and recently served 14 households through Rapid Rehousing. The $20,000 raised will be kept here in Juneau to support families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. The current pandemic has made Family Promise reconfigure how we walk with families safely as we continue to serve families. Normally, Family Promise of Juneau uses local churches and volunteers from faith communities to provide hospitality to families who are experiencing homelessness. Volunteers provide meals and overnight hospitality, while a care navigator meets with families during the day to work on setting and reaching goals to move into sustainable housing. The organization is making adjustments to provide shelter and meals safely as well as shifting focus to keeping families in housing or finding housing quickly. Family Promise also hosts a Rapid Rehousing program that provides rental and utility assistance to keep households in homes. Please call 500-3032 or 500-2740 for more information.

Katherine Carlson,

Executive Director of Family Promise of Juneau

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Columnist Geoff Kirsch says ramen is the superior hyper-preserved food stuff when compared to Twinkies. “Also, it’ll make the post-apocalypse seem like you’re back in college, especially if you’re listening sitting under a black light and listening to “’Dark Side of the Moon,’” he writes. (Tom & Nicole Moore / Paxaby)
Slack Tide: Doomsday cramming

I can clearly see I’m not doomsday prepped at all. In fact, I’m doomsday screwed.

Living & Growing: It’s time for a new season

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven

Gimme a Smile: Quarantine TV

I’ve been watching a lot of TV lately. I’m guessing I’m not the only one.

Thank you letter for Sept. 20, 2020

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Living & Growing: We belong to the human family

When we frame life as “us” and “them,” we deny ourselves growth and celebration of God-given diversity.

Courtesy photo / Tom Dawson
                                From left to right, Kirk Thorsteinson, Tom Dawson, Howard Colbert, and Tim Armstrong gather for Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day at the American Legion Post in Juneau. The holiday us held on the third Friday of every September to remember the more than 81,900 missing American service members.
American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars gather for POW/MIA Recognition Day

More than 81,900 Americans never returned from our many wars.

EcoChaplain Roger Wharton is an Episcopal priest from Juneau. (Courtesy Photo / Roger Wharton)
Living & Growing: The Great Commandment — an ecological perspective

To love God is to live a simple life that is as ecologically sound as possible.

Ode to a Dead Salmon

“That’s the other way you know summer’s almost over in Juneau, even a COVID-19 summer: dead salmon.”

Recognitions for Sept. 13

Juneau has a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

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