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Service Above Self

When I first came to Sarasota over 25 years ago as the new Rector of Church of the Redeemer, it wasn’t long before I received a call from Elaine and Bob Kyllonen, asking me to come to Resurrection House to say a prayer on the occasion of its 5th anniversary.

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A View From the Top

My career at Resurrection House began almost 13 years ago. The Director of Development position became available with the retirement of co-founder Bob Kyllonen.

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Dollars and Sense

In 1994 I was fortunate to be transferred by my Company from the “mother-ship” in Chicago to the Sarasota office.

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Barbara Donnelly

Above picture is Barbara Donnelly and "Henry". Editor’s note: Barbara Donnelly is the only Secretary the Board of Directors has ever had. The following information comes from some of the first minutes she wrote.

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A Glimmer of an Idea Becomes Reality

It was a cool winter evening in 1985, and a number of parishioners were headed into the Church of the Redeemer for a meeting. The lawn sprinkler system came on and out of the bushes came a woman named Joy. She was homeless and living on the church grounds.

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What I Learned as a Volunteer Counselor At Resurrection House (Toby D.)

For the past two years I have been working at the homeless shelter, Resurrection House, as a counselor. People tend to refer to “the homeless” as a group. But, they are all individuals.

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Cadets Involved in Community Service

Lorene Bauck, Biology Instructor at the Sarasota Military Academy, recently contacted Resurrection House about her “Connecting Hand project. Lorene has started a club that would involve the Cadets in making sandwiches each week in November and finish it off with tote bags filled with “travel sized” toiletries for Christmas gifts.

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Minute for the Mission

I have always had a feeling of honor and gratitude each time I am invited to address a church congregation on Sunday morning. Such was the case in late October at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Being the recipient of their mission offering for the fourth quarter, a Resurrection House representative was invited to speak.

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Unselfishly Sharing Her Talents

Even before she joined The Florida Bar, Michele Stephan understood the value of pro bono service. Stephen went to the Stetson University College of Law on a Public Service Fellowship from The Florida Bar Foundation and, while there, developed a program to providelegal services to the poor and volunteered at legal clinics. She was awarded the college’s Pro Bono Service Award in 1996, the year she earned her J.D.

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Kids Making An Impact!

When you were in your teen years, odds are you participated in a car wash to raise money for your school or organization’s fundraising project.

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Riding for the Rez—Part II

During the 2016 Giving Challenge run by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, he obligated himself to ride 600 miles on the Legacy Trail over a 13 day period. He actually rode a total of 651 miles!

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Success Comes From Working Together

It was a simple change. When a homeless individual comes to Resurrection House for the first time, more than just the completion of an intake form should happen.

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