Working with St. Vincent de Paul, I meet families all over West Linn. These are families that one might not expect need a helping hand with food or utility assistance. Unfortunately, the economic recovery continues to lag behind and our neighbors continue the need for help. They are educated professionals, families, perhaps even your neighbor next door. It is a hard call to make for any family – thankfully there is help for them.
Dateline NBC recently posted a story of these families and their struggles in today’s economy. Please take a moment and watch these clips. They will give you the framework of why I am running and why we need to make a positive difference together.