Gloria Dei Has Struck The Match

At Sunday’s Annual Meeting, there was a vote on how to split the $30,000 for outreach that resulted from meeting the Strike the Match challenge last fall. Each of the 100 members present had three votes. They distributed these among posters representing the 12 organizations we support with second offering every month plus the St. Paul Area Synod. The results are as follows:

Lutheran Social Services – Metro Homeless Youth: $4300
Weekend Backpack Program: $4200
Francis Basket: $4000
Project Home: $3400
ISAIAH: $2700
ELCA World Hunger: $2400
Interfaith Action Department of Indian Works: $2200
ILAG, our partners in Guatemala: $1600
Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries & ReconcilingWorks: $1600
Loaves & Fishes: $1300
Interfaith Builders: $900
Keystone Food Shelf: $900
St. Paul Area Synod: $500

Each of these organizations will now receive a surprise one-time check from Gloria Dei. Thank you to everyone who made new or increased pledges to the operating fund for 2018, allowing these generous gifts to go out to the community!