Monday, October 7, 2013

Nurturing the Homeless: Oktoberfest Oct 19th

Melinda and Bob Oslie get in the spirit with Dale Hoppenrath
Did you know that Uptown Faith Community Services Center, which aids the homeless, is a Cathedral Ministry? Members of the Cathedral have been an integral part of Uptown since its inception under the Alpha Project, although Alpha is no longer directly involved with Uptown. Uptown is supported completely by donations. It is operated by several San Diego church communities. Several Cathedral members are volunteers at the center and are on the Board.

The services Uptown is able to offer the homeless are many. The clients may use Uptown’s address to receive their mail. There are computers available to make contact with family and friends or conduct a job search. Two days per week at least 50 bags of food are distributed. Clothing is available through direct donations and in community with Auntie Helen’s Thrift Shop. Hygiene items are distributed as needed and clients have access to the telephone.

Uptown has two major fund raisers per year. In the spring a walk-a-thon and breakfast are held. This year an Oktoberfest is planned for the Fall event. It will be on Saturday, October 19th from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Top of The Park. There will be German Food, Music, dancing, and a great Silent Auction. Tickets are $50.00 each and will be sold after services at the Cathedral or at

Please attend the forum on October 13th to learn more about the homeless of San Diego and how you can help.

Dale Hoppenrath

Uptown Volunteer and Board Member

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