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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

The power of the press

Last week I mentioned an interview with the Monticello Herald-Journal; if you'd like to read the results, you can find the article here. Some of the details are mixed up, and not quite accurate-- certainly I'm not "operating" the shelter, for example; Barb should get credit for that, and I told the reporter so. And the funding they mention ($11,000 per year, or roughly .25 per resident per day, are the correct figures) is the annual operating expense for the shelter, the cost of which is supported by the parish, not the diocese. However, on the main points about the work itself, it's not bad. And the reporter does get bonus points for spelling-- with my name, that's not something I take for granted.

In any case, we're already starting to get some results: a couple of phone calls from people interested in helping-- and the donation of a much-needed refrigerator!

Insert doxology here.


Blogger Justin said...

Great Article, Sister Jane.

Prayers for you, the residents, volunteers, and the house.

I hear you about the last name...Thornburgh is correct. But more often...Thornburg, Thornberg, Dornburg, Thornton...and many other variations.


July 27, 2004 8:02 AM  

Blogger Susie said...

No kidding! Shaefer, Schafer, Schaefer, Shafer, Schaffer... the list goes on and on. What a great article - and how wonderful you're seeing some response!

July 27, 2004 10:44 AM  

Blogger Don said...

The Lord's work is also communicating well, so in addition to the good things you are doing (and learning from) at St. Mary's/Grace House, you are also helping this parish and ministry reach out to more folk in the area.

July 28, 2004 10:28 AM  

Blogger Dawgdays said...

In this case, God is not in the details. It really doesn't matter who's running the shelter, or where the money is coming from. As Don says, what's important is getting the word out, so that more can see Grace House as their ministry, or at least somewhere they can offer some help.

Keep it up!


Schmoetzer, Shaefer, Thornburgh. Those are easy. You'd think mine (Ono) was easy too. Uh uh. I get asked to spell it all the time, and you'd be surprised at the ways it's been spelled wrong.

July 28, 2004 7:49 PM  

Blogger Reverend Ref + said...

"Some details mixed up"?? In a newspaper article? No. At my first vestry meeting in Sheridan last week it was decided to get an article in the regional paper about the new guy in town (me). It was also decided that I should write it. I'll be interested to see how it comes out.

July 29, 2004 4:19 PM  

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