December 19, 2017
Plymouth Community Service and Social Action (CSSA) is pleased to announce Inspiration Grant awards for 2017. Inspiration Grants are given each year to local organizations making a difference and in which Plymouth members provide volunteer ministry.
Glenda Carper applied on behalf of 350.orgSeattle: Frontline-Allies Workgroup. This workgroup focuses on examining ways that white privilege and subtle forms of racism, patriarchy and class oppression are unintentionally embedded in the climate movement, and on challenging all in our organization to be better allies to communities most directly affected by climate change and fossil fuel economy. They received $2000.
Elizabeth Gordon applied on behalf of Coalition for Drug Free Youth, overseen by NAVOS, an organization that supports mental and medical healthcare, substance use disorder treatment, supported housing and employment services.
Carol Mooney’s application for Gethsemene Lutheran Church Sanctuary Network, to provide a welcoming community for immigrants and refugees, received $2000.
OneAmerica, thanks to Mary September, received $2000. The organization advances the fundamental principles of democracy and justice at the local, state and national levels by building power within immigrant communities in collaboration with key allies.
Madeline Beery’s submissions received $1500. Rain City Symphony nurtures and promotes the appreciation of music by providing quality music performances in the Puget Sound region at no charge. United Churches Emergency Fund (UCEF). advocates for the prevention of homelessness in the Seattle area.
Congratulations to these deserving organizations and to the Plymouth UCC folks who so passionately live out their faith in community service and social action.