Dear DCPAAers [Dutchess County Progressive Action Coalition],
A big THANK YOU to all who helped make our Sept. 3 event a huge success. We hosted a group of about 20 marchers going from NYC to Albany to advocate for criminal justice reform. They arrived on Sunday, September 3, shortly after our service ended, having been driven most of the way from Newburgh due to a cold, driving rain. That evening, many of you came to help set up for dinner and the program afterward, and brought an abundance of food unlike anything we'd ever seen at the Fellowship. There was help setting up and breaking down, cleaning up, and so much more!
Then there was breakfast provided by DCPAA-- what a feast! I have to confess, the marchers couldn't possibly eat it all, and took some with them the next morning, but a fair amount went to homeless shelters and other local people in need, which I know you would approve of. But thank you so much for coming through practically last minute with so much food and help!
I didn't find out until yesterday that the marchers didn't need bedding; they had brought their own. I hope everyone gets back the bedding they brought, and thank you for that as well.
I would love to name everyone who helped but I know I'd forget someone, so thanks to all of you -- you know who you are!
Pat Lamanna and Nick Garin, co-chairs
Social Justice Committee, UU Fellowship of Poughkeepsie