Tempe, Our Home Town:

We welcome you to join with us, with your presence and/or your good wishes at the following calendared causes and events:

INVITATION TO OUR HEALING FIELDS
On September 11, 2001, America’s heart was broken as we grieved with nations everywhere the loss of 2,977 friends and family members from here and from 89 other countries.

Our hearts were personally broken as we learned that our virtually lifelong friend, Gary Bird, went home to Our Lord with the other victims.

Immediately, we were thoroughly involved, as our Foundation’s founder, Bob, was summoned to New York City on September 12, 2001, to serve with the team of those at Ground Zero, setting up victims’ systems.

Then, when our hometown City of Tempe proposed the concept of our beautiful and glorious Memorial of Healing Fields, our Ramsey Foundation was privileged to join with the Cause, under direction and inspiration of Fire Chief Cliff Jones, with all our First Responders, as we brought each and every flag to honor Gary and all of the victims.

Along with our Healing Field 2018 Chairman Mr. Nick Bastian, Bob and I welcome you on September 11th to please participate in the Memorial, now nurtured by the caring Tempe Exchange Club: www.healingfield.org as well as to learn more from:  www.museumoftolerance.com.

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World Homeless Day: 10-10

In recognition of World Homeless Day, please join the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation for a tour of our ministry to end homelessness on 10-10. Please see Help for our Homeless Neighbors.

Thanksgiving
Welcome to our Tempe Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve service on 11/21/12. More info to follow…

Homeless Persons Memorial Eve 12-21
On December 21st, the longest and coldest night of each year, our homeless neighbors and friends, unsheltered and unprotected, are exposed to hurtful and fatal weather conditions.

BANNER FOR THE CAUSE
We encourage you to be mindful of those neighbors, (families, children, seniors, veterans), who are without homes, as we remind all Tempeans by displaying our Banner for our Cause, and by our invitation and exhortation, on of our Ramsey Social Justice Foundation, to participate with us toward ending their homelessness.  Jenny Norton or Kirk Baxter can tell you more.

HOMELESS MEMORIAL SERVICES
Reverend Sue Ringler of Guardian Angels Parish, I-HELP, and TEAM Interfaith will offer a beautiful Homeless Persons Memorial Eve Service on 12-21 at University Presbyterian Church, 139 East Alameda Drive  Tempe, AZ 85281.

We welcome you to attend and we welcome you to contact Pastor Sue Ringler for more information about how you can join us as we wrap our hearts around our homeless neighbors who grieve the loss of their beloved friends.

January 21 for Brother Martin
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., award, presented annually in recognition of the principals and the vision of Dr. King, is designed to honor those who lead by their service to others and to quote Dr. King “…recognize that he who is the greatest among you shall be your servant…”

-Colleen Jennings-Roggensack
Executive Director for ASU Gammage
Assistant Vice President for Cultural Affairs

More coming regarding Brother Martin’s event.
We welcome you to ask more: Jenny@starwest.us.

Tempe, Our Home Town
In 1984, then Mayor Harry Mitchell appointed Jenny to the City of Tempe’s Industrial Development Authority Board. Her appointment has been renewed through today by each subsequent Mayor, including Mayor Hallman…..and she is one of the longest serving Tempe Board Members in our history.  Bob also servedon Tempe’s first Bicycle Advisory Commission, and helped to launch our progressin some of our very best bicycle pathways.  Advocates of and key to the ideology of public/private partnership, Jenny and Bob encourage you to participate in the wonderful events happening in our own neighborhoods within Tempe.

Tempe’s Help to Others was founded by our Tempe Community Council to invite residents to voluntary add an extra dollar (or more) when paying their water bills. The monies (matched by Bob and Jenny) are then designated to help our neighbors in need, initially with water and utilities, and now expanded to help our youth and our seniors.

The Evelyn Rose Hallman Endowment to End Homelessness in Tempe, (specific to supportive housing and rapid rehousing):

Launching on World Homeless Day, October 10, 2011, Evelyn’s Endowment will start a series of “Winters of Reaching Our Homeless Neighbors” with annual events on each World Homelessness Day (October 10), each Homeless Persons’ Memorial Eve (December 21) and culminating at the start of each new year (January 15, Brother Martin’s birthday.)

 

 

 

 

 

Please visit Graham Nash’s exquisite website at http://www.grahamnash.com and participate in his causes.

Tempe’s final LEED Platinum Certified Habitat Homes to be dedicated this Saturday (read more)

The City of Tempe’s Vice Mayors, Honorable Robin Arredondo-Savage and Honorable Lauren Kuby, were early and continuing supporters of Sustainability in our Neighborhoods, partnering with the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation and Arizona State University in Victory Acres.

“The City of Tempe is excited to participate in the initiative that will help transform Victory Acres into a more sustainable community,” Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said regarding Tempe’s Sustainable Neighborhoods partnership  with The Ramsey Social Justice Foundation and Arizona State University:

Sustainable Neighborhoods CGI Commitment to Action Report