Community Services Consortium

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Newport Church Makes Christmas Brighter for CSC Clients

Christmas came a little early for nine children living in CSC's Tern House and Pelican Place housing in Newport this year, as members of Ocean Unity Church delivered more than 150 gifts to them on Christmas Eve.

Jerry Johnson, a retired CSC employee and Ocean Unity Church member, spearheaded the holiday drive. The church originally intended to sponsor one family, but decided to open their hearts to all of the children living at Tern House and Pelican Place.

Several of the parents had tears in their eyes and were pretty much speechless.

One parent said, "Without these gifts, it was literally going to be the socks and underwear day. My son actually had many things to open and it was all so wonderful."

We give our heartfelt thanks to all of the members at Ocean Unity Church, who gave so much when so many have little to give. Your generosity is a shining light in our community!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

CSC Hosts Fifth Annual Homeless Person's Memorial Service

Community Services Consortium hosted the fifth annual Homeless Person's Memorial Service on December 21 at Albany City Hall. The event gathers the community together to pay respect to the homeless people that we have lost in Albany during the year. This year's service included six homeless people: Robert A. Carlson, 76; Daniel S. Cowen, 59; Russell Ray, 56; Crystal L. Sprague, 33; Vincent A. “Tony” Torrier, 48; and David L. Weidrich, 42.

To read more about the memorial or to view a slide show with pictures from the event, visit the Albany Democrat-Herald site here.

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