St. John's, Lakeport Red Cross Shelter

St. John's, Lakeport Red Cross Shelter

St. John’s Episcopal Church Signs Red Cross Shelter Agreement

by St. John's Episcopal Church, Lakeport

St. John’s Episcopal Church recently signed a shelter agreement with the American Red Cross Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties. The agreement makes possible the use of St. John’s Carey Hall as a temporary refuge for local disaster victims during Red Cross disaster relief activities.

“We welcome creative use of our sacred buildings and gardens to benefit our neighbors and community,” said St. John’s Parish Priest Fr. Leo M. Joseph, O.S.F. “We’re pleased to partner with American Red Cross which, we know, provides shelter, food, emotional assistance and basic health care during disasters.”

St. John’s is the presence and ministry of The Episcopal Church in Lake County since 1877. The church building was recognized as a county point of historical interest by California Historical Resources Commission in 1989. This year, St. John’s was honored with an Award of Recognition for its restoration and preservation by the California Heritage Council, California Trust for Historic Preservation.

The church parish is a visible, welcoming family of Christ, resolved to deepen our relationship with God. All are welcome at St. John’s Episcopal Church Sunday services at 10 a.m., 1190 N. Forbes Street, Lakeport.

For further information, please call Fr. Leo at 707-349-6563 or see St. John’s website www.saintjohnslakeport.org.

The American Red Cross provides services to individuals, families, and communities when disaster strikes. Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Lake County are made possible by the generous people of Lake County. More information about the local Red Cross, including how to volunteer, donate, and prepare for emergencies, is available at www.arcsm.org.

Photo: Amber Berthe and her dog Tara took refuge in the Red Cross/County Animal Rescue Team shelter in Toms River, N.J., to ride out Hurricane Sandy.

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Stephen Brannon wrote:
Way to go St. John's!

Tue, November 20, 2012 @ 5:12 PM

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