Check out all of this year's progress, and what's next!
This year, Clement Waters Retreat started out joining together volunteers of different backgrounds, adding to over 500 volunteers who have made food gardens and safe walking trails through an east KC neighborhood since Spring 2018 ...
... and then the world discovered a new virus.
Suddenly issues like food availability and stress reduction are important to more than just people who are managing chronic health conditions and stress-related health disorders. Staying calm and fed is everyone's top concern as the world careens through the beginning of what's sure to be a new era of our collective history.
Our hearts are with everyone experiencing this kind of situation for the first time. We have shifted the focus of our programs and service offerings to be more inclusive of people at all earnings levels. Look for more virtual interaction as the world weathers this new kind of storm.
As always, we remain loyal to the communities that have taught us how to belong without being born and raised in one location, without being able to identify with just one heritage. We pray that we will have the good judgement to appropriately honor and utilize the wisdom of our community activism forebears, and we pray that this time yields everyone more neighbors rather than strangers after we all come through on the other side.
Blessings to you.
Joy and Luke Ellsworth
WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS
Many hands truly have made light work for everyone involved.
GET INVOLVED, IN YOUR OWN WAY
There are lots of choices if you feel compelled to help with this project. Thank you for your caring.