By Todd Richardson
Please join us this year in what we hope becomes an Affirmation tradition!
As we think about our Mormon ancestors leaving everything they knew for the hope of something better, may we honor them by participating in Worldwide Mormon Pioneer Heritage Service Projects: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friend,s July 24-26th.
Service projects, are being planned in a variety of cities.
In some areas the service will coincide with a social gathering.
Phoenix – Friday, July 25
We will be gathering supplies for Mulligan’s Manor, a half way house for homeless youth who identify as LGBT, on Friday, July 25. They are thrilled that we have chosen them for this service project. A list of items that they are in need of will be coming soon, so please stayed tuned. This is a come and go event. You are welcome to stay the whole time, of course, but if you just want to drop off some goods, grab a cookie, and visit for a minute, that is fine too. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will send you an address for the event. Also see the Facebook event for the service project here!
Washington, D.C. – Saturday, July 26
Join us for a picnic at Fort Ward Park in Alexandria, and bring some non-perishable food items to donate to a local food bank. We’ll be in picnic area #4. The Washington, DC Chapter will provide hot dogs, burgers, bread, condiments, watermelon and beverages. Please bring side dishes, salads & desserts. You may bring anything else you prefer to grill also, such as veggie burgers or steaks. Call Olin (703-864-5527) if you need an update. Guests of all types are welcome! Bring friends from Church or LGBT friends. Bring the kids! You can also bring your dog (especially if he is better behaved than the kids!) Click here for the public Facebook event invite.
New York City – Saturday, July 26
The New York City Affirmation group will be painting a fence at the historic Christopher Park in Greenwich Village near Stonewall. Please arrive at 10 a.m. Details on location here: http://www.nycservice.org/opportunities/8997. For more information contact Richard Peterson at Richlpete@gmail.com.