Warm & Fuzzy Tree
“There are always going to be poor and needy people among you. So I command you: Always be generous, open purse and hands, give to your neighbors in trouble, your poor and hurting neighbors.” Deuteronomy 15:11
During the year, many Hosanna disciples make or purchase knitted wear to share with others. Other disciples collect gently used cold-weather clothing. At the beginning of December, a Warm & Fuzzy Tree—much like a Christmas tree—is put up at Hosanna so that disciples can attach their warm and fuzzy items to the tree or place them near the tree. Later in the month, the warm and fuzzy items are distributed to places that serve those in need.
In the past years, warm and fuzzy items have been given to CADA house, Theresa House, and other local charities. In addition, cold weather gear has been given to Anchorage Lutheran Church (Pastor Andy Ritchie) to be shared with those in need. The Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota and Navajo Lutheran Mission in northeast Arizona have also accepted clothing and goods for distribution.
If you are interested in sharing God’s love in this way, watch for signs and the Warm and Fuzzy tree in December. If you have questions about the Warm & Fuzzy mission effort, feel free to call Jane Torgerson at 507-387-4927.