Our referral program continues to be good for the customer, good for the person who sent us the referral and good for the organization that we donate to with every referral we receive. This year, we're supporting a not-for-profit organization called the Franciscan Connection.
The Franciscan Connection opened in 1991 when friars, Frs. Gratian Nosal, OFM and Tom Shaughnessy, OFM with the support of Bro. Bill Schulte, OFM rented a storefront in a poor neighborhood several blocks north of St. Anthony Church in south St. Louis and began to provide emergency help to single mothers and the frail elderly of the community. Their services included financial assistance to cover utility bills and help in accessing other support services.
From 1999 to 2010, Br. Donald Lachowicz, OFM coordinated minor home repair work for people in the neighborhood unable to afford such service, naming his work the “Stone-by-Stone Project.” That work continues to this day, carried on by other friars who continue to offer financial, spiritual and emotional assistance to people who live in the south St. Louis area, helping to build bridges between the disadvantaged, service providers, their benefactors and the Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Sacred Heart.
Many volunteer schools, churches and organizations have lent their support to the Franciscan Connection and now, the Charles Meyer Insurance Agency is proud to join that list.
Now, when you refer a potential customer to us, know that you're not only getting $10 for your efforts, but that you're also helping us give $10 to this very deserving organization. We thank you in advance for your on-going support!