Celebrating Joy Snyder

Our very own Joy Snyder, who has been coordinating the REST shelter program for the past several years, has been selected to receive the Town’s “Silver Award”. This award is aimed at honoring unsung heroes in our midst, and will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 at a San Anselmo Town Council meeting.

Our church has participated in the REST Shelter program since December, 2009. The Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (REST) that provides homeless folks with hot meals and a warm place to sleep. Joy, ably assisted by so many, tirelessly coordinates volunteers and ensures everything runs smoothly on Friday nights.

Joy has been coordinating our church’s REST night since 2010, succeeding Royce Truex and Jo Gross, who also were jointly honored with the Town’s Silver Award.

REST includes 15 other faith-based organizations in conjunction with San Rafael’s St. Vincent de Paul and Marin’s Interfaith Chaplaincy. The program was spurred by multiple surveys showing more than 1,200 homeless in Marin County — and more than 4,000 “precariously housed” and at risk of homelessness. It’s been estimated that every year an average of 10 people die homeless in Marin

You can read the full article in the Ross Valley Reporter. Congratulations Joy, we love you!

10 year member of this church. As Chair of Communications, I am currently focused on leveraging technology and our printed materials so we communicate more effectively as church members and with our extended community.

1 Comment

  1. Marci Duys

    Mon 02nd Sep 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I was thrilled to hear that Joy will be receiving this award. Her tireless devotion to REST is an inspiration to us all! To watch her in action is amazing. She is a fabulous leader and organizer but most touching is the love and attention she gives to each and every guest. Joy, you are a blessing to all!


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