ATASCADERO — El Camino Homeless Organization Homeless Shelter announced it has received a donation of $6,900 from the St. James Episcopal Church in Paso Robles. The donation was the result of a fundraiser held in November, the 10th annual Music for the Soul.
“We are very grateful to receive this donation,” said Wendy Lewis, president
St. James Episcopal Church has been a part of the North County community for 125 years. The Music for the Soul holiday event was created to recognize and assist local charitable organizations. ECHO was selected for their 2018 fundraiser. The event featured a headlining musical presentation by classical pianist Corey Jordan, local wine and
ECHO operates a safe and secure overnight 50-bed shelter to meet the immediate needs of families and individuals who have become homeless. With a unique residency program, clients are provided case management services to assist them in securing a job and finding permanent and sustainable housing within three months of entering the shelter program. While enrolled in the program, clients are taught life skills for employment, budgeting, health care management
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“As part of our mission of feeding bodies and souls in our community, St. James is delighted to be able to support ECHO in their work of providing meals and shelter to people in need,” said the Rev. Barbara Miller.
ECHO’s mission since 2001 is to empower people in San Luis Obispo County to make positive change by providing food, shelter, and supportive services. For more information, visit their website at www.echoshelter.org.
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