We Are All Family (May 25-31, 2020)

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis this past week exposed the stark reality of life that many of our neighbors must endure daily. Discrimination, poverty, hate, anger, fear, frustration, a sense of powerlessness, all run rampant when we fail to care for one another. Even though our city has thus far been spared theContinue reading “We Are All Family (May 25-31, 2020)”

A Community in Action (May 18-24, 2020)

As the virus and the economic consequences of it continues in their twin assaults on our community, and the poorest among us are thrust into ever more desperate situations in increasing numbers. One can easily become disheartened. After all the effort, money, and time expended, the HHH waiting list continues to hover at 128 people.Continue reading “A Community in Action (May 18-24, 2020)”

Meeting the Challenge (May 04-17,2020)

How does the Covid-19 protective motel sheltering work? Has it been effective? Where to we go from here? We have shared a lot about the difficulties our friends on the street face daily and how everything has only gotten worse since the pandemic started Food, clothing, shelter, social services, and health care are increasingly moreContinue reading “Meeting the Challenge (May 04-17,2020)”

Very, Very Scary (April 27-May 3, 2020)

The pandemic is upon us. As of today, 675 people in the tri-county area have tested positive. Our hearts ache with compassion for our hard-working neighbors employed by the chicken and meat processing industries here.  Not only are they afflicted by this dread disease, but they have been sent home to quarantine with their families. Continue reading “Very, Very Scary (April 27-May 3, 2020)”