Members of Gale Presbyterian Church in Elmira are pictured – literally – in their pews at the church which has been closed to respect pandemic guidelines. That has also stopped many of the usual fundraising activities. However, members determined that need in the community continues and thus decided to donate to several local charities.
The church gave $4,500 to Woolwich Community Services, $3,500 to Woolwich Counselling Centre, $450 to the House of Friendship, $450 to Canadian Foodgrains Bank (Inverhaugh community food project), $300 to the Elmira Kiwanis Club, and $300 to Hospice of Waterloo.
Gale remains closed at this time, delivering its services on YouTube. Re-opening will be re-assessed on a monthly basis.