Fundraising for the Maronite Servants - Aliquippa PA
By Therese Touma
The Maronite Servants drove from Boston to Aliquippa, PA (near Pittsburgh) to attend their 8th Annual Grand Hafle April 30th, at the Club at Shadow Lakes. We were warmly invited by Abouna Rodolph Wakim, Pastor of the Mission Church of the Maronite community there. Abouna Rodolph is also the pastor of the Maronite parish in Pittsburgh.
At the beginning of the Hafle, Mother Marla Marie was asked to address the audience and speak on the mission of Maronite Servants of Christ the Light. After Mother concluded her talk expressing gratitude to those in attendance, she was pleasantly surprised by Abouna Rodolph’s generous presentation of a $5000 gift. This donation was collected from a 50/50 fundraiser raffle organized by Mark and Suzanne Betters (members of the mission Church). They sold 100 tickets valued at a $100 each to the community of Aliquippa and in two weeks sold out. An awesome effort!
We are grateful and appreciate Mark and Sue’s dedication, warm hospitality and enthusiastic commitment to support our growing mission.
A big thank you to the Maronite Community of Aliquippa for your charity and goodness!