Friday, March 1, 2013

Letter from the Chairman of the Board

Dear OPP Supporters,
It is with great sorrow that I want to inform you that our Director, Barbara Lescher has passed away. She died of an apparent heart attack on January 27, 2013. Her untimely death has robbed Portland of one of its finest daughters. She worked tirelessly on behalf of the homeless and the poor for over 30 years.
The Board expresses their deep sorrow on her demise and extends their heartfelt condolences to her family at this difficult time.
Barbara was the life and soul of this ministry and a tireless worker in the Lord's vineyard. She had a deep compassion for the downtrodden in downtown Portland. On most days of the week, she would walk the streets offering assistance to the poor - whether it was food, clothing, advice on social services or just a listening ear, she was there to help. Her years of service to this city will be remembered by all who knew her - friends, volunteers, donors to OPP and people whose lives she touched everyday on the streets.
We would also like to invite you to a Celebration of Life event in memory of Barbara to be held on March 16, 2013 at 1.00 PM at Crossroads Church located at 2505 NE 102nd Ave, Port-land OR 97220. Please mark the time in your calendar and come to the event if possible.
The Board of Directors are evaluating as to how to move forward this vital work among the homeless. We would like to solicit your input and would like to invite you to a meeting on Saturday March 9, 2013 at 8.00 AM at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. It is located at 14175 NW Cornell Rd., Portland, OR 97229.
If you have any questions, please contact us at .
Thank you so much for your support to OPP over these years. Barbara Lescher will truly be missed.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Mathews Manaloor
OPP Board of Directors

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