Dear Local “Church Visits” Reader
I’d like to invite you to join my table at AFACT’s “Breakfast of Hope”. This event is a complimentary breakfast for people to come and learn more about AFACT (Anchorage Faith & Action-Congregations Together). Yes, it is a fundraiser. There is no minimum or maximum gift requested. You are welcome to join me to learn more about the organization and the work they are doing in the city of Anchorage. It will be the job of the organization to inspire people to want to give. As much as anything, we want people to come and find out about the great work AFACT is doing to change the lives of families in our community.
What: AFACT’s third annual “Breakfast of Hope” fundraiser
When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:30am – 8:30am
Where: Central Lutheran Church
1420 Cordova St.
(15th Ave. and Cordova St.)
AFACT (Anchorage Faith & Action—Congregations Together) was created in 2003 by eight local pastors to organize, empower and mobilize local faith communities to address quality of life issues impacting the community. Since its inception, members of local faith communities have stepped into leadership roles on a multitude of issues (examples below) and have worked with public and elected officials on all sides of the political spectrum. AFACT’s congregation-based community organizing model is at its core, about people. Today its membership includes sixteen diverse faith congregations across Anchorage.
Some of the issues addressed by AFACT leaders are:
- public safety, bike and pedestrian safety
- improving neighborhoods (streets, dumpsters, graffiti, bus stops)
- chronic homelessness
- substance abuse, including detox & treatment
- health care (Medicare, Denali Kid Care, Medicaid Expansion)
- education (specifically the quality of education for native students in ASD)
- children’s issues (summer recreation and lunch programs, after- school care)
- voter engagement (public candidate forums, voter registration & Get Out the Vote)
- immigration reform
Also visit www.anchoragefact.org for more information. I look forward to hosting you at my table. Please RSVP by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just say YES, I’ll be there to sit with you and learn more. I’d also consider it a great honor to get to know some of my readers better.
Blessings and thank you!