Thank You from the Seneca Street United Methodist Church in Buffalo, NY
Dear Duluth First United Methodist Church family,
It pleases us so much to write this letter of thanks to you. On Saturday, October 27th, and Sunday, October 28th, Duluth First UMC held its annual Bundle Up for Buffalo fundraiser in the Dorothy L. Rainey Fellowship Hall. The purpose was to raise enough money to help pay the cost of heat for the Seneca Street United Methodist Church in Buffalo, NY, for this upcoming winter.
The old Seneca Street UMC building, located on a corner at 1218 Seneca Street in south Buffalo, serves and protects the people of this poverty-stricken neighborhood every day. Because of severe climate change and storms in this area of the country, people living in the church’s neighborhood often lose power in their rented 100-year-old houses. They are sometimes left without warmth, warm food, and water.
The $11,000 you helped raise at the Bundle Up for Buffalo fundraiser will cover Seneca Street UMC’s cold weather heating bill through May, as well as helping to repair the old heating equipment. Your generosity in giving money to heat the church gives its local community a place to get warm and get a hot meal. We see your gifts’ direct impact on these people who have little hope.
It is from the bottom of our hearts that we thank you for giving to this ministry.
Love in Christ,
Beth Intondi, Rev. Brian Rotach, and Cheryl Bird