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The San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club has been serving our community since 1987.
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updated 2/22/2023
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Blessed Angels Community Center is an emergency food pantry located on the northeast side of San Antonio. The mission of Blessed Angels is to fight hunger in San Antonio and surrounding communities through healthy and nutritional food distribution. Blessed Angels does this with their volunteers and their fleet of four vehicles. 

On the morning of Monday, December 11th, Blessed Angels staff arrived for work to find that the center’s back gate was broken. Vandals broke into area and stole all four tires from one vehicle and smashed the window of another vehicle and opened the hood in an attempt to steel the battery. As a result, two of the four vehicles to deliver food were out of service. Blessed Angels CEO Marion Thomas said that she was very sad and asked for prayers from the community. 

Bexar County Constable Kathryn Brown helped the center deliver food to homebound seniors Tuesday, but Blessed Angels was still in need of help. In addition, Blackjack Speed Shop, owned by Spurs Legend Tim Duncan and his partner Jason Pena, stepped in. “It’s so unfortunate and especially this time of year, and y’all are trying to do such great things for the kids and community; it’s just heartbreaking,” Pena said. “We could get you rolling again if we got wheels and tires back on it.,” 
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.
Our guest speaker will be 
Dr. Daniel Martinez,
Executive Director for the Greater San Antonio Chapter of the
American Red Cross

We meet at 6:00 p.m. at 
Salsalito Cantina Mexican Restaurant in the private room at the front.
14535 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, TX  78247

Visiting Rotarians and guests are always welcome.
Thomas also said that Kym’s Angel Foundation has offered to look for rental space for safe parking for Blessed Angels vehicles. Special Olympics Texas offered to let them borrow their vehicles. District 10 Councilman Marc Whyte is looking for potential added safety measures for the nonprofit. “It sends chills, it’s just awesome, I’m just so humbled and grateful,” Thomas said.

Members of the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club have volunteered at Blessed Angels in the past. Hearing of the unfortunate news, the San Antonio Northeast Rotary Club donated $500 to Blessed Angels to help the organization continue serving the community. President-Elect Russell Sturgeon presented Thomas the check on Thursday, December 14th. Blessed Angels is located at 14078 Nacogdoches Road. If you can, please donate to Blessed Angels at: 
https://blessedangelscc.org/volunteer-and-services/

Thanks to the San Antonio Express-News, KSAT TV, and KENS TV for information on this post.
As part of Rotary District 5840's Cranes for Hopes initiative to raise awareness doer mental health, we folded 20 origami paper cranes at our January 23, 2024 meeting.  District Governor Monica Gutierrez has asked each club in our District to fold 20 cranes this Rotary year as part of Rotary International President Gordon McInally's goal for Mental Health.  All the cranes created by the clubs in the District will be collected by early March so that our District 5840 Interact students can string the cranes to create the final installation in May.