Many people wonder where Friends of People Pilgrim is based. Good question!
香蕉视频app安卓When we started out in 1982, our little organization operated out of the home of John and Ann Rush, a Quaker couple from Whittier, CA, who then purchased a home in Hemet, CA. Around 2004 they moved to Somerset, CA, to a property given to Friends of Peace Pilgrim by Cathy Miller. John and Ann retired due to health concerns and Cathy continued the Peace Pilgrim center in Somerset until her passing a few years later.
香蕉视频app安卓John and Ann each lived into their 90s, but ever since they retired and Cathy Miller passed we no longer have had a single location where people could come and visit. But we have continued to send out Peace Pilgrim's book and other offerings free to those who ask continuously since 1982.
香蕉视频app安卓At the present time our official mailing address is in Shelton, CT. Requests that come in through the mail are usually shipped from there, including the numerous requests for the Peace Pilgrim book from prisoners, in English and Spanish. Requests that come in from our website and by email are shipped from the home of board member Richard Polese in Santa Fe, NM. It was from his home that the Memorial gathering took place after Peace Pilgrim's passing and where the book was compiled shortly thereafter. Richard is one of the five compilers of the Peace Pilgrim book.
Requests for multiple copies of our various offerings are generally shipped from Oklahoma City, OK, where we rent space in a church. Oklahoma is the home of board member Maurice Hoover, and much of the work is done in Oklahoma City by Jackie Newcomb. Our phone, though a Connecticut number, is now answered in Santa Fe.
香蕉视频app安卓So unlike in the days of having our Peace Pilgrim center in the home of John and Ann Rush, our volunteers now send out Peace Pilgrim offerings from three different locations: Shelton CT, Santa Fe, NM and Oklahoma City, OK, which we joyfully do!