Written by: Kate Snyder, Development and Donor Communications Coordinator
Last Thursday, more than thirty friends, volunteers, and staff of East End Cooperative Ministry gathered to celebrate Bob and Jane Sampson's phenomenal contributions to the organization.
Bob and Jane are active members of East Liberty Presbyterian Church and have been the heart and soul of our housing programs for almost three decades. Naturally, the setting of the event was the Men's Emergency Shelter, as clients and guests enjoyed a cookout together.
The Sampsons are a regular fixture at our Men's Emergency Shelter, serving dinners, arranging for special events, and reaching out to the men with love and respect. They were instrumental in the creation of the Samaritan Worship Service, which provides a welcome worship experience for our Shelter clients.
They have also been active supporters of our Bridge and PennFree transitional housing programs and the annual Alumni Reunion for those programs wouldn't be complete without Bob and Jane.
The Sampsons are leaving us for warmer and sunnier climes and we will miss them very much. Thank you for all you have done for EECM.