Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Art of the Heart Gala - 10/30/13

We were humbled and grateful for your support of our annual Gala, The Art of the Heart! Joining friends new and old is one of life's joys, all the more so when sharing a wonderful dinner and supporting a great cause.
Heartside Champion Betty Zylstra was moved beyond words by the honor your presence bestowed upon her. The evening was a fitting tribute to her life's work.
The outpouring of love and support from each of you was palpable as together we celebrated 30 years of working side by side to improve the lives of the most impoverished and fragile among us. We hope you caught a glimpse of the difference you've made to our neighbors as they shared their stories of trauma transformed into hope. We are so blessed each day by these incredible, inspiring neighbors - and they in turn are blessed by your generous support.
We're excited to report that 300 people gathered that evening and together raised more than $65,000 for the work of sharing faith, hope, and life amidst the poverty and homelessness of the Heartside neighborhood.
Thank you for your expression of support for the many neighbors who are still working toward the transformation that Deb, Mike, Shelley, and Fuzzy Jane have found through Heartside Ministry. Your gifts continue to provide life-saving hope and healing for those touched by trauma and poverty. There's much work yet to do, and we do it only with your support. Thank you! 
Rev. Andy DeBraber
(Photos by by Helen Van Essendelft)

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