I recently was asked to speak and be on the panel for Anoka County, as they wanted to host a discussion on how can best help and support refuges and immigrants that struggle with homelessness. There were about 70 county workers, from various disciplines, attending either the morning or afternoon session.
Then, I spoke at “Box City”, the annual event hosted at Blaine High School. Over 100 high school students and volunteers slept in large, corrugated boxes overnight while feasting on PB&J sandwiches. Then, up and off to school the next day – without a shower. This is a wonderful immersion experience for these youth, and I was blessed to speak to them to kick off the event for a second year in a row.
And yes, I’m wearing the same shirt in both pictures. All this took place on the same day!
These events happened because of and through the effort of caring people that aim to make a difference in our community. I’m honored to have been included to help and support these fine efforts.