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Women of the ELCA Award Two Grants to Programs in the Southern Ohio Synod

The Women of the ELCA (WELCA) award grants annually "to organizations and programs that support the needs and development women," according to Linda Post Bushkofsky, Executive Director of WELCA.

This year, two programs were funded in the Southern Ohio Synod. They are:

Public Health Partnership of Licking County
Cervical Cancer Screening Inititative (CCSI)
Newark, Ohio

PBJ Connections
Empower PEERS Program
Pataskala, Ohio

"It is our prayer that through the projects we support this year Women of the ELCA will continue to make a strong and positive difference in the lives of women and their families throughout this country and abroad," Bushkofsky said in a recent letter sent to Bishop Holloway.

To learn more about WELCA please visit their website at

To get involved in the Southern Ohio Synod WELCA, please contact your WELCA representative in your congregation or visit the SOS WELCA website at