SEATTLE, WA In an effort to counter-act the hateful rhetoric at the national level, 37 volunteers joined together for the common good at the local level. On December 17th, 2017, volunteers worked together to feed homeless teens at the University Family YMCA. The generosity of the volunteers was incredible. Volunteers brought boxes and boxes full of brand new designer clothes, tables full of toiletry items, gloves, hats, handwarmers, and delicious hot meals.
Staff from US Senator Maria Cantwell's office participated and saw how many people are willing to give their time to counteracting hate and divisiveness.
The impact on the homeless teens the volunteers served was profound. But the biggest impact was on the volunteers themselves. Each saw hope in each other's generosity. The kindness was inspiring that we can be the change we wish to see.
In the words of JFK:
We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us thru that darkness to a safe and sane future.