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St. Vincent de Paul kicks off annual Thanksgiving food drive

...families," she said in an interview.Sims has been running the turkey drive alongside volunteers Louise Wertheimer and Paula Sumdum for more than a decade now. She said many of the families in need are on a fixed income and can't afford to prepare...
Fostering hope

Social worker Jim Shanks, from the Office of Children's Services, and foster parent Paula Sumdum receive the Juneau Court Appointed Special Advocate Program's Light of Hope Award in recognition for their outstanding efforts on behalf of Alaska's children.
Photo: Windy city

A stiff wind blew a neighbor's cottonwood tree onto the carport of Paula Sumdum's house Sunday night on Linda Street. Sumdum said her neighbors had to cut part of the roots of the tree while putting in a...
3 women host 9th annual turkey drive for St. Vincent de Paul

...especially during the holiday season.The group of ladies and old-time friends - Louise Wertheimer, Rena Sims and Paula Sumdum - are hosting the turkey drive for the ninth consecutive year and are urging the community in a last ditch effort to...
Local charity seeks turkeys for holidays

...Tuesday." Sims, who has coordinated the annual Christmas baskets for the last several years with Martha Crockroft, Paula Sumdum and Louise Howerter, said she originally scheduled for the baskets to be ready Sunday, but had to move it to Monday...
Local moms help with St. Vincent de Paul's food baskets

...she said. "I love giving out baskets and that sort of stuff." This holiday season, Sims and her co-chairs, Paula Sumdum and Louise Howerter - also experienced mothers - will help collect food for the St. Vincent's Thanksgiving and Christmas...
Thank you . . .

...Brotherhood, Alaska Native Sisterhood, Desa Willard, Juneau Bahai Community, The Drum Dancers, Gastineau Human Services, Paula SumDum, AWARE shelter, Natives for Sobriety, Shirley Jones, Juneau Community Schools, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Big Brothers...
St. Vincent de Paul needs volunteers

...little bit to take care of what's happening right now," Sims explained.Sims and her friends Louise Wertheimer and Paula Sumdum have organized Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets every year for needy families in Juneau (
Art therapy distinguishes Valley ceramics shop

...need of special services. DREAMS serves teens and youth who have mental health challenges, said Executive Director Paula Sumdum. "The ceramic classes are invaluable," Sumdum said. "They give them an exploration of their abilities and talents...
A happy Thanksgiving for local charities flush with food

...just brought so much joy and tears to us," said Sims, who has run the turkey drive alongside Louise Wertheimer and Paula Sumdum for a decade now ( "This community is fabulous, the entire community. You know...


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