The Outsider

Carwash Proceeds To Help Outsider Newsletter
The Commission on Human Concerns used a little soap and a lot of volunteerism August 21st to raise nearly $200 to help the homeless.

A group of commission volunteers were joined by a handful of homeless people as they washed cars at Steve's Unocal 76 gas station from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to raise funds to turn this newsletter into a self-sufficient product.

The car wash was a way for the homeless to do something positive for themselves...and the volunteers had a great time.  Lance Winslow, from the Car Wash Guys in Thousand Oaks, said, "I am always willing to help other for a good cause."  Lance showed up to donate his equipment and his car washing expertise.  The other volunteers, Bill, Roberta, Genny, John and Ken, were catching the attention of the  passing cars to persuade them to come in and get their cars washed.  Everyone who volunteered deserve recognition for devoting all their time and effort to make the carwash a success.

Thank You
You Win!  Every month we will try to take some time to thank you and to count our blessings.  So, the Outsider would like to thank:

  • Each of you who work everyday to try to make life better for Ventura County's homeless men, women & children.

  • To Roberta, Bill Alexander, Genny Sonnenberg, John Servis, Ken Masshart, and Lance Winslow III from The Car Wash Guys in Thousand Oaks for volunteering their time for the Outsider's Car Wash Fundraiser on August 21st.   All of you were great!

  • To Ruth & Juanita, the receptionists at the FOCUS office...on behalf of the homeless and those you work with...we will miss you.   We all wish you joy wherever you go.

  • To the Home Depot in Thousand Oaks...for donating weekend sacks of delicious food for the homeless.

  • To Sharlene Thomas, the Housing Manager of the Lighthouse Shelter for Women in Oxnard, you have done a wonderful job.

This column is for the people of Ventura County to express their gratitude to those who deserve a thank you.  If you would like to thank someone, write to the address on the back of the newsletter and we will print it!  Thank you for joining in our vision to stop homelessness.

Reprinted from The Outsider, September 1993.

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