Dear Ministers, Please share this with the members of your fraternity. Peace & joy, Marie
To: Brothers and Sisters of our National Secular Franciscan Fraternity
Re: Aid to Flood Victims
Beloved National Family,
May the Lord give us peace and fill us with merciful love!
Over the past week we have been in communication with our sister Cherryle Fruge, Minister of St. Joan of Arc Regional Fraternity. Cherryle has shared with us the devastating effects of the recent flooding in Louisiana. We have discussed with her and the Region how best to help.
We have learned that five OFS members of St. Joseph Fraternity are victims of this flooding, and have suffered great losses. They are currently facing huge clean up and rebuilding tasks, along with a lot of emotional stress.
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We wish to assist our OFS brothers and sisters in St. Joseph Fraternity, and also to assist all the victims of this disaster, our brothers and sisters in
Christ. To this end we propose a two-step plan:
Step One: Flood Victims Fund
St. Joan of Arc Region has set up a Flood Victims Fund as a way to help the members of St. Joseph Fraternity. This fund will provide urgent assistance to OFS sisters and brothers. The National Executive Council has designated $2500 from our NAFRA “Fraternity Emergency Fund” for this purpose.
To join this effort, please make checks payable to “NAFRA”, and note that it is for “St. Joan of Arc/Flood Victims”.
Jerry Rousseau, our National Treasurer, will forward these funds to St. Joan of Arc Region to distribute in the form of Visa/MasterCard gift cards for OFS flood victims. The NEC confirmed
that this is an acceptable way to comply with all requirements.
Please mail your donations to:
St. Joan of Arc / Flood Victims
Jerry Rousseau OFS
82 Kim St.
Blairsville, GA 30512
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