Church partners with 22 charities

2018-03-12 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

March 12--PHOTO -- The United Methodist Church of Vista celebrated a partnership with 22 charities at a "You Make the Difference" luncheon held on the church lawn. Each Charity received a portion of $345,000 to perform their missions. The purpose of the Partnership Luncheon was to highlight the work performed by the various charities. The 22 Charities are Alliance For Regional Solutions, All Saints Episcopal Church and Food Pantry, And 2 Fishes, Calexico Neighborhood House, Camp Cedar Glen, Casa de Amparo, Christ United Methodist Ministry Center, Guatemala Mission Project, Interfaith Community Services, Leap to Success, Lifewater International, New Entra Casa, North County Lifeline, Operation Hope -- Vista, Solutions For Change, The Alabaster Jar Project, Trauma Intervention Programs Of SD, UMC of Vista and Church and Society Committee, UMC Vista World Missions Team, United Methodist Church of Vista, Vista Community Clinic and Vista Teen Outreach.Pictured are representatives from the 22 charities. The United Methodist Church of Vista is at 490 South Melrose Drive. Visit or call (760) 726-0442. Photo by Carol Elasser.

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