Soup Kitchen Families Connect with Flint Families
Author: Sister Nancyann Turner
Capuchin Soup Kitchen Rosa Parks Children Program Manager
Mothers and grandmothers at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen spent time last week writing letters of support and care to women in Flint.
"...I am writing to you to show my condolence to your families. I will support in every way that I can all of you in the Flint community. It is so sad that this crisis had to happen and so many people and children suffer. I have family in Flint and will be a supporter of all of you until the very end." (just one example)
The Children's art therapy and creativity groups at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen also made beautiful pictures of support to children in Flint regarding their terrible struggle with toxic water. The children's messages included all kinds of designs using water and expressing sorrow/concern for all that their families were going through. Many of them wrote letters of support and concern, also.
Fortunately, the Dominican and St. Joseph Sisters lead a Woman's Center right in Flint so that there was a particular group of mothers, grandmothers and children to whom the pictures and messages could be sent.