President’s Update – October 2012
A Special Thanksgiving Message
When the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving in 1621, it was after a year of tremendous hardship. I think all New Yorkers will be feeling some of that same spirit when Thanksgiving 2012 arrives.
That’s why I am so grateful for your support. You are turning your compassion into action by supporting The Bowery Mission.
The Bowery Mission symbolizes all that’s best about Thanksgiving: a spirit of joyfulness even among those in need. The indescribable blessing of being able to serve others. The opportunity to see the image of our Creator in a hungry old man or a struggling single mom.
The Mission is a tool of God’s grace, turning the compassion and generosity of good friends like you into healed hearts and transformed lives. The meals, counseling, practical care and love your gifts provide really do make the Mission a place where miracles happen every day.
I hope you realize what a big part you are of that, and how thankful we are for you!
If you are one of the fortunate people who are able to give a little more in these tough times, I hope you will choose to do so. And if this has been a year of hardship for you, please know that we rejoice that you are still standing with us.
May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Ed Morgan, President