La Posada unveils new pavilion

SAN BENITO — After three months of construction, La Posada Providencia has a new pavilion.

Now it’s ready for use.

The small yellow structure is poised on the front of the property.

Clients, shelter staff and members of the community all came together yesterday under the pavilion to dedicate the structure to La Posada and be reminded of its message, “welcoming the stranger.”

The pavilion is for the clients.

Sister Zita Telkamp, the shelter’s program director said, it’s her job to see they are cared for.

The clients, mainly women and children, have traveled hundreds of miles fleeing countries that haven’t been kind to them.

Most, if not all, are fleeing some type of religious persecution and govern-ment unrest.

As a safe haven, La Posada has relied heavily on the kindness of the community.

Yesterday, the shelter celebrated the new $20,000 pavilion.

This was made possible by a number of organizations, including the Sun-burst Rotary Club, District 5930 of Rotary International, Boggus Ford, carpenter Jimmy Vasquez, Sam Uribe Electric and Casa Engineering.

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