Under the leadership and direction of Nikki Reardon, the Sunday school children of St. Paul's CEC in Henderson, Nevada have saved their coins during the last year and deposited them every Sunday into special decorated jars. This was done after a story about the blessing and benefits of giving to the poor and needy was read to the class.
Recently, after hearing and discussing the effect that hurricane Sandy had on some of the families from the Cathedral in New York, the children agreed that the collected money should go to help in whatever area it was needed, for these families. A challenge was presented to St. Paul's Church to match the amount the children had collected. This was met with a good outpouring of support, and the total collected funds of more than $450.00 along with some special hand-made cards were sent to the Cathedral in Malverne, New York in mid-December.
~ Fr. Jerry