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Reach Out homeless shelter fundraiser features Megan Johnson and ‘Breakfast at Sally's' author Richard LeMieux

Reach Out Volunteers representing area churches plan the upcoming winter shelter season for area homeless men and show their green Reach Out bracelets. Pictured are, from top row left to right, Libby Ray representing St. Luke’s, Janice Olson and Phyllis Dierks representing Calvary Lutheran, Judy Thorslund and Drew Campbell representing LifeWay church and Dwight Jackson of Catholic Community Services of King County. Bottom row, left to right are Willa Gaines, Nancy Jaenicke and Laurie Fiorito of St. Theresa’s, Edie Hitchcock of Good Shepherd, and Gary Thomas representing Steel Lake Presbyterian. The Reach Out homeless mens shelter opens Nov. 1 and runs through April 3. - Courtesy photo
Reach Out Volunteers representing area churches plan the upcoming winter shelter season for area homeless men and show their green Reach Out bracelets. Pictured are, from top row left to right, Libby Ray representing St. Luke’s, Janice Olson and Phyllis Dierks representing Calvary Lutheran, Judy Thorslund and Drew Campbell representing LifeWay church and Dwight Jackson of Catholic Community Services of King County. Bottom row, left to right are Willa Gaines, Nancy Jaenicke and Laurie Fiorito of St. Theresa’s, Edie Hitchcock of Good Shepherd, and Gary Thomas representing Steel Lake Presbyterian. The Reach Out homeless mens shelter opens Nov. 1 and runs through April 3.
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Reach Out, Federal Way's homeless mens shelter, will host a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 6 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2415 S. 320th St., Federal Way. Federal Way resident Megan Johnson, founder of Megan's Mission — a nonprofit that provides blankets and hats to the homeless — will share her experiences. Richard LeMieux, the formerly homeless author of "Breakfast at Sally's," a book that chronicles his two years living on the streets of Bremerton, will also share stories about his experiences being homeless. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Reach Out. Those unable to attend the event may make a tax-deductible contribution by mailing checks to: Reach Out, P.O. Box 24613, Federal Way, WA 98093-1613. To donate online, visit www.ccsww.org/reachout and click on the "Support This Program: Donate" button.

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