Mid-Year Mission Action Update

Our Mission Action efforts have been going strong through the first half of 2018. We continue on as members of Common Ground, a community organizing effort that brings together multiple local churches and other non-profit organizations to meet the needs of our community. Recently, Common Ground has been focusing on public safety. 

As part of our budget, each month we give to the Disciples Mission Fund, our denomination's major international outreach effort. We also give each month to a different local or global charity.  This year, so far those six gifts have gone to:

January - California Bar Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund (to give legal help to those effected by last year's Northern California wild fires).
February - California Fire Foundation (to support Fire Fighters and their families).
March - California Coast Keeper Alliance (to stop the movement to drill off of our coast).
April - Vallejo Hunger Walk (more later).
May - Every Town For Gun Safety (to combat the growing number of mass shootings in America).
June - World Wildlife Fund (to stop the senseless poaching of God's creatures).

In addition to those monthly monetary gifts, we continue to collect canned goods to donate to the Amador St. Hope Center each week, and our Johnson Ranch Garden continues to produce wonderful vegetables which are donated to various soup kitchens in town. Most recently, we have picked a HUGE number of potatoes which are now ready to be delivered to help feed those in need.

We also help to put on multiple Mission Action events in Vallejo each year.  We helped raise over $5,000 for CROP through the Vallejo Hunger Walk in April.  We are currently getting ready for August's Relay for Life benefiting the American Cancer Society.  We have already raised over $1,000 for that upcoming event and have two more fundraisers on the calendar (see News and Events for more info). So, Mission Action is definitely going strong so far in 2018!