CityServe of the Tri-Valley celebrated its tenth anniversary Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast in Pleasanton Monday.
Tim Sbranti, a board member and the emcee for the day, defined the genesis of the annual occasion was the San Ramon Valley’s Good Friday Prayer breakfast. He was there 10 years in the past as was Pastor Roger Valci, the driving drive within the founding of CityServe, and its first government director, Gloria Gregory. Sitting individually, they discovered one another after breakfast and agreed that they wanted to do one of their space.
The next Monday he obtained a name from Gloria requesting his presence on the planning assembly Tuesday. That is why folks have described Gloria as a drive of nature who performed a key position in getting CityServe going. She’s now moved over to Supervisor David Haubert’s group. CityServe appropriately honored her with a particular award Monday.
Christine Beitsch-Bahmani, CityServe’s CEO, recalled concerning the final 12 months noting that in 2021, when the breakfast passed off face-to-face after a digital 12 months, she as approached proper after the occasion completed with a suggestion to merge organizations. That was not on her thoughts about her, however she has consumed loads of time this 12 months as CityServe and Senior Assist of the Tri-Valley formally merged in September. There have been public bumps alongside the best way, however now issues have settled down with workplace grand openings in Livermore and Pleasanton scheduled over the following few months. Senior companies will proceed to be headquartered in Pleasanton on the Senior Middle, whereas companies for unsheltered folks and others in financial disaster will probably be dealt with out of the brand new workplaces at Livermore’s Multi-Service Middle on Pacific Avenue.
This system featured a keynote handle by Dan Kimball, a pastor, writer and speaker, and an replace on CityServe from Christine. That included public chapter two within the story of Rachel Cox who shared in 2021 about how CityServe had cared for her whereas she was hooked on medication and residing in a creek close to Interstate 580 in Livermore. Final 12 months’s report had Rachel clear and sober after ending remedy and employed, however nonetheless residing within the creek along with her de ella boyfriend de ella Jeffrey as a result of she didn’t wish to go away him. He was in drug remedy final 12 months and now they’re each clear and sober, residing in an condo and paying market lease. Rachel is sporting a hoop as a result of they’re engaged.
It is that type of story that sparked loads of applause from the viewers and exhibits how the CityServe program, that has been improved considerably through the years, works to take care of folks with compassion after which join them with companies that may make a distinction for them. Rachel cited key employees members who stayed linked along with her earlier than she determined to enter remedy and alter her life.
This system, as is typical, was an exquisite begin to Thanksgiving week centered round giving thanks.
NOTE: As is clear, I’m a supporter of CityServe and consulted with its management on communication points surrounding the merger.
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