During October, the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware in Lewes raised $1,275 to support the work of Lighthouse for Broken Wings on behalf of homeless neighbors.
Its founder Toni Short has devoted her life and resources to watching out and caring for those who have fallen on hard times and lost their housing.
Supporting Lighthouse for Broken Wings is one of the ways UUSD serves the community. Each month, the congregation makes a special offering to a local agency working to make southern Delaware and the larger world a better, kinder and more human place.
Since the first emergency order was issued by Gov. John Carney in response to COVID-19, UUSD’s freewill offerings have contributed almost $10,000 to Immanuel Shelter, Food Bank of Delaware, La Esperanza, People’s Place and the Asylum Seekers Project of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
UUSD members also have donated three pickup truckloads and four van-loads of cleaning, hygiene and personal care products, plus toys and furniture for babies and children, along with nonperishable food items to the Community Resource Center, the food pantry at Epworth United Methodist Church, Abriendo Puertas and Love Inc. of Mid-Delmarva, which runs Code Purple shelters for the homeless throughout Sussex County.