Marguerite Butler is happy to talk – about herself, about her friends, about her hometown – but her gratitude is the first thing a stranger notices.
She’s grateful for SPiN Café, for the meals, for the companionship, for the times when she could get out of the cold at SPiN’s old location. She’s grateful for the Haven shelter, where she sleeps most nights. So grateful, in fact, that she’s the last to leave because she cleans the restroom every morning.
From Your SPiN Executive Director
SPiN Cafe’s feeding program has grown 250% since switching to sack meal distribution in March. Last month, May 2020, we served an amazing 527 meals at Flintstone Park on Bayshore Drive.
We are delighted to have seven local churches volunteer to make and distribute these vital meals to those in need in our community six days a week, Monday through Saturday. These volunteers donate over 500 hours per month in order to maintain our program. Our guests express their appreciation on a regular basis.
Dear SPiN Café Supporter,
Please take a moment to review our quarterly newsletter.
We, on the SPiN Board, have worked with our staff in the last couple months to adapt to the Covid 19 situation and to focus on what we have done since the beginning…feed folks in need.
She’s wearing a mask, but she's still smiling.
Board member Tom Saunders expresses gratitude and wonder at Laurel's dedication, as she serves sack meals and assists guests with their laundry. Saunders says the seven churches who serve with her each week thoroughly enjoy working with her, and “Laurel sees opportunities to help our guests and initiates the dialogue to bring solutions to their needs. She is an absolute delight to be around and we’re blessed to have her in the SPiN Organization.”
We managed to pull her from her duties long enough to answer a few questions.
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