Saint Norbert Abbey Presents $250,000 Check to St. John’s Ministries
Pictured: (from left to right) Alexia Wood, Executive Director of St. John’s Ministries and Abbot Dane Radecki, O. Praem. at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, Wisconsin
DE PERE, Wisc. June 28, 2022 – St. Norbert Abbey is excited to contribute to the “Hope. Home. Community” capital campaign. The campaign will renovate the St. John’s Homeless Shelter, purchase a new building for the Micah Center, renovate the former Micah Center for the Wellspring and Women’s Programs, and acquire and renovate a building for socially inclusive housing. On Monday, June 27, 2022 St. Norbert Abbey presented representatives from St. John’s Ministries with a check for $250,000.
“We realize the pressure on families and individuals to find available affordable housing in our community and its impact on homelessness. Now more than ever St. John’s Ministries needs our help,” said Rt. Rev. Dane Radecki, O. Praem., Abbot of St. Norbert Abbey.
“We are incredibly grateful for the ongoing support we have received from the Norbertines since the foundation of our ministry. This gift is instrumental in allowing us to move forward in our ministry to respond to those experiencing homelessness and facing housing instability in our community, each individual, and household a neighbor of ours,” said Alexia Wood, Executive Director of St. John’s Ministries.
Commenting on why the Abbey chose to donate to the campaign, “We are inspired by the wonderful ministry and service St. John’s Ministries is leading to assist the homeless and poor in our community,” stated Abbot Dane Radecki. The Norbertines have a strong belief in community that aligns with St. John’s Ministries core values of hope, justice, integrity, compassion, servant leadership, humility, love, and family. “Saint Norbert Abbey is a partner in this community and we are happy to help do our part to support this campaign” continued Radecki.
As St. John’s Ministries continues to work towards their $9 million goal, Saint Norbert Abbey hopes this gift will inspire others in the community to support the campaign.
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