by Jane Sisk
On the second Sunday of most months, East Shore’s offering goes to a charitable organization outside our church walls.
May 13: Compass Housing Alliance
The Second Sunday/Share the Plate offering May 13 will go to Compass Housing Alliance, whose mission is to provide essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. Compass Housing Alliance envisions a world where every person lives in a safe, caring community. Their portfolio includes day services, emergency shelter, transitional housing, and affordable housing at 23 locations. Through partnerships with local congregations, governments and service providers, they offer creative programming that meets the needs of a changing community.
June 10: Climate Solutions
For more than 20 years, Climate Solutions has advocated for a thriving, equitable Northwest, powered by clean energy, inspiring the transition to sustainable prosperity across the nation and beyond. They are accelerating the transition to our clean energy future by: championing transformational policies and market-based innovations to address the climate crisis; catalyzing powerful partnerships and helping grow a diverse movement for action and accountability; and communicating a bold vision for solutions at the scale required by climate science. In the words of Lisa Jackson, former EPA administrator: “Climate Solutions is practical and results driven. They represent a beautiful mix between what’s happening in the real world, outside the beltway, and the translation that needs to occur to affect policymakers.”v