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Connecting Link celebrating 20 years

The Connecting Link, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, is pleased to announce its 20-year anniversary celebration this year, in service to the West Terre Haute community.

The celebration and open house will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, July 8, at the ministry, located at 830 W. National Ave., West Terre Haute.

Since opening in 1997, The Connecting Link has assisted more than 3,500 individuals in need of food, money, furniture, clothing or basic services. The ministry provides information and referrals to and from other not-for-profit organizations, and advocacy within the community to address needs related to social services.

During the open house, gift bags that highlight ministry partners, including Providence Food Pantry, The Helping Hands and Providence Housing Corporation, will be handed out. In addition, a newsletter will be offered highlighting events during The Connecting Link’s 20 years of service, and a slideshow will run offering press clippings and photos of the ministry’s history.

Refreshments will also be served.

Director of The Connecting Link, Sister Dorothy Rasche, is also selling “sponsorships” for the newsletter.

For more information on the ministry or open house, contact Sister Dorothy at 812-535-4403.

About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a congregation of 214 women religious, with 300 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind., which is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 13 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries can be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

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Jason Moon

Jason Moon

Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

Media contact

For inquiries or information, contact Jason Moon at jmoon@spsmw.org or 812-535-2810.

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