Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” In recent times, people have been surrendering their pets in record numbers. Real estate agents entering foreclosed properties will often find pets that were left behind weeks before without food or water. Cats are being left outside to fend for themselves when, in actuality, they have absolutely no idea how to do that. Shelters like Animal Umbrella are trying to stay true to their mission of compassion, helping these innocent victims while at the same time dealing with reduced donations.
We can help! Calvary will be hosting a Ham and Bean Supper Fundraiser for Animal Umbrella, the no-kill cat shelter that holds adoptions in our church. The supper will be
Saturday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for children under 12.
If you would like to help make this night a success, sign up to assist with setup, cooking, or breakdown or contact Ri Romano ( We also need kitty pictures to help decorate the hall in feline fashion. If you have a photo we can use, send it to David Hazen (

Smudge and Sam