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Monday, November 17, 2014

Fwd: Health & Welfare Report Nov 17, 2014

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> Please pray for the health and comfort of Brother Dick Paradis (former FS of Corvallis 1785) who has an aggressive cancer. He saw the Oncologist on November 12th to chart a course of action. Operation is at this time is out of the question. Dick's many years as a very active Knight including Fin. Secretary and State Warden certainly merits our prayers!
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> Sir knight Michael Appling  of Assemble 3239 Portland received a call from his son (stationed in Afghanistan)  on November 15 to tell him he was okay.  Turns out part of the Oregon Guard was in a firefight at one of the gates of their base.  He and 2 others were wounded.  Robert's and one other were fairly minor, a third is being flown to Germany for surgery then home to the States for recovery. Prayers are requested for the three wounded but most of all prayers are needed every day that our Oregon Guardsman will be safe and return home.
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> Sir knight Applings has another request : 
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> Secondly - the program we have going, the "We Love our Guard" program, trying to send a gift box to each of the approx. 1,000 Guardsmen deployed is quite frankly floundering. We're 2 weeks out from wanting to ship these off.  Takes about 2 weeks for them to get there.  I'm guesstimating we have enough items for maybe half the boxes, and much worse off right now with $$ donations to cover the shipping.
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> The plan was for Oregon companies to help, with the exception of one, that has not materialized.  So I'm asking for help from every Knight in Oregon.  Please send a $16 donation to Assy. 3239 at St. Pius X in Portland (1280 NW Saltzman Rd., 97229).  And get the word out to your parishes and friends.
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> This firefight really brought home to me how important the connection to someone back home is.  Gregg Harris worded it well in a news release - that it's not really the "goodies" we send, it is the knowing folks back home in Oregon are thinking about them, praying for them and want them back in safety.  This gift box program is a small way for us to provide a connection.
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> Health & Welfare Chairman
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> Andrew F. Robinson, Jr.

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