CHERRY — Members of the Holy Trinity Parish, led by the Holy Trinity Stewardship Committee, delivered successfully on their second annual fish fry to benefit the “Utility Fund for the Needy” on March 15.
Both Holy Trinity parishioners and citizens from surrounding communities enjoyed a fun evening of camaraderie and fellowship. More than $1,200 was raised to help the area’s most needy with their spring utility payment efforts.
The event was driven by new members of the 2013 Holy Trinity Cherry Stewardship Committee. The new members, Father Patrick Fixsen, and the rest of Holy Trinity thank the 2012 stewardship committee members for allowing the concept of the committee to get off to a great start.
Members of the Holy Trinity Stewardship Committee have identified the three neediest groups in their community as the under-privileged, the under/unemployed, and the elderly. Funds raised from this event are targeted to benefit a specific group of the underprivileged who are current clients in the federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program ( LiHeap). A small percentage of the participants in this program will face potential utility shut off in April and May.
“These funds will have an immediate positive effect on the truly needy in the Arlington, Cherry, Dalzell, Ladd and Seatonville areas,” said Linda Wenzel, LiHeap southern site supervisor.
To get involved or see what events are upcoming, check out www.CherryHolyTrinity.org.