Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Emmaus House

If you are not familiar with the Albany's local Catholic Worker house, this article from the Times Union will be a good introduction. If you are familiar with Emmaus House, perhaps this will inspire you to send a contribution. In addition to helping others, they still are in the process of trying to pay the bills for the move to their new digs.
Like many families, Fred Boehrer and Diana Conroy live below the poverty level and are struggling to raise three children. But what sets them apart is that they're poor by choice.

They run Emmaus House of Hospitality at 45 Trinity Place. They're still unpacking at the long-vacant 19th-century home in the Albany's South End, where they just moved after 10 years on North Main Avenue.
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The movement promotes personal responsibility to help the needy, sick and imprisoned. It campaigns for social justice and nonviolence and is active in protesting war, as well as the unequal distribution of wealth globally.
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With the Christmas season and cold weather fast approaching, the family is in need of many donations, including money, nonperishable food, cold medicine, and Price Chopper or Hannaford gift cards, to help homeless families on Thanksgiving.
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Donations can be sent to Emmaus House, Albany Catholic Worker, 45 Trinity Place, Albany, NY 12202. For more information, call 482-4966.

If it's not too much trouble, tell them Albany Catholic sends our prayers.