May 11, 2020: St. Michael’s is fortunate to be able to make meaningful donations to organizations that are working most closely with those who are most vulnerable in our community. This past week, the Mission and Outreach Committee unanimously voted to donate $3,000 to Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (ASPAN). Homelessness will become even more pressing as the impact of the outbreak and economic downturn go into effect. We partner with this organization on a regular basis and feel confident they are working overtime to ensure that immediate needs of our neighbors are being met. Since the pandemic began, St. Michael’s has made significant donations to Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing and Arlington Food Assistance Center, Doorways for Women and Families, and ASPAN. Each of these donations were made possible by your faithful pledges to the life and ministry of St. Michael’s. Thank you! I am deeply encouraged by the ways St. Michael’s continues to be a light in the darkness for many throughout Arlington.