The trio of, from left, Annalisa Miller, Vaju Moorthy and Tammy Shull have partnered to raised funds for Iowa WINS, which stands for “Iowa Welcomes Immigrant Neighbors.” Shull is the chairwoman for Iowa WINS. On Feb. 22, Moorthy donated the proceeds from her weekly meal at Phoenix Rising Hall, a program known as Divine Star Charities, to Iowa WINS. The money will go toward defraying expenses incurred by the families affected by the ICE raid in Mt. Pleasant in May 2018.
A good crowd turned out for the Divine Star Lunch Feb. 22 at Phoenix Rising Hall. Annalisa Miller reported that $3,029 was raised for Iowa WINS. “We could not have done it without you,” Miller wrote in an email to supporters. “Your willingness to raise up those in our communities who need the greatest support is truly inspirational. We improve the quality of life for our entire community when we come together over such a cause as this. May all you do to help others return to you a thousandfold.”