Portland Gay Atheist Raising $$ 4 Church?!

Wait? What?! Why is a gay atheist from Portland raising money for his sister to support a church food pantry?  Last year, my sister's church (Garden United Methodist in Norfolk, VA) made the decision to become a LGBTQI affirming parish and in so doing lost half their congregation because "love the neighbor" apparently only means the straight ones.

Soooo, why do you care?  Garden United happens to support a really rad, award-wining food pantry. No paperwork to prove you are "deserving" or "poor enough." No pre-packed bags of food you might not like or be able to eat because of allergies...you know because you should "be thankful for what you get." No this place is set up like a grocery store. Families and individuals can come, as often as they need, and get what they need. With the loss of half their congregation they are struggling to keep the pantry stocked and honestly while I don't believe in god...I believe in the divinity of community and us helping each other get through these incredibly difficult times.

So I am asking my friends and community to give whatever you can to their efforts. It costs them about $500 a month to keep the pantry open so I was hoping to raise enough to get them through til Thanksgiving but we hit that goal is almost 48 hours!!! So with 12 days left I’ve raised the goal to see if we can cover a full year!! Thanks for giving and if you can't give share with your networks.  All donations will go to my sister who helps manage the food pantry and be used to keep the shelves stocked and families fed. 
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    • $50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Joshua Todd 
Organizer
Portland, OR
Katrina Boldin 
Beneficiary

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