May 13th, 2017 – Social 5:30 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Cowlitz County Expo Center – 1900 7th Avenue, Longview, WA
The dinner and auction is named after Sheriff Les Nelson whose desire was to support the deputies of the county after the Mt. St. Helen’s eruption in May 1980. Since that time Cowlitz Chaplaincy has expanded to be a support and encouragement to all first responders and their families in Cowlitz County.
Along with supporting the first responders of our county Cowlitz Chaplaincy responds to crisis events. Over the last two years our requests from first responders have averaged around 200 calls per year. Our chaplains provide 24/7 crisis intervention services to all citizens of Cowlitz County regardless of their faith background. The chaplains also perform many funerals as follow-up support to families, as well as wedding ceremonies, short-term crisis counseling, and grief support.
The Chaplaincy is a non-profit tax exempt organization that does not receive any public funds. The Les Nelson Memorial breakfast is the major fund raising event for the Chaplaincy. Please contribute to keeping this important service to our county viable by sponsoring this great event.
Please mail in the attached sheets, or call one of the chaplains and we will be glad to come by and pick up your form or donation. Thank you so much for your support of Cowlitz Chaplaincy!
Federal Tax-Exempt Number: 91-1312328