December 2014 Newsletter page 1

COAR’s roots: 50th Anniversary of the Cleveland Latin American Mission (CLAM) Team In El Salvador since 1964 In July San Salvador Archbishop Escobar welcomedCleveland’s Bishop Lennon to a mass and week-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the “CLAM” Team.   Bishop Lennon is joined by CLAM Team priests, past and current, Fr. Joe Callahan, Fr. Mike Stalla, Fr. Steve Vellenga, and […]

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December 2014 Newsletter page 2 – Benefit Thanks

COAR Peace Mission Annual Benefit Celebrating 34 years of protecting, educating, and healing impoverished children in El Salvador. On Oct. 3rd, at the Center for Pastoral Leadership…   250+ wined and dined and   Raised $81,000+ Thanks!       Benefactors Musca Family Charitable Fund Mary Ann & John Mastrantoni Peg & Mike Cachat Anonymous Friend […]

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December 2014 Newsletter page 3 – Benefit Thanks

Thanks!! Raffle Prize Donors Hilton Garden Inn, Twinsburg Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern Revy Fair Trade Products Ridge Top Golf Course Jesuit Retreat House Sr. Sheila Marie Tobbe, OSU Buehler’s Fresh Foods Terry & Martin Tusim Anna Richards Fiona Hudec Art N Flowers Castle Noel Arline Nosse Atlee Horner Eileen Biehl Diane Kubera Kathy Yoakum […]

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December 2014 Newsletter page 4 & 5

Some Christmas Gifts . . . Salvadoran Companies and Clubs that help the children with events from pure fun to education.  Seventeen COAR children went on a field trip to Bicentennial Park which is located in Antigua Cuscatlan. It is an ecological park with incredible views. From these lookouts you can see all of the natural wonders […]

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December 2014 Newsletter page 6

From the Peace Mission’s Executive Director By Mary K. Stevenson Courage Under Fire Last week I was at COAR for year-end business. I spent one evening with friends of COAR, Mike and Susie Jenkins, who have run their own NGO for the past 10 years, Epilogos. It builds housing for the impoverished in our neighboring […]

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