Luminaries in the Dark
"Whatever our New Normal will be, we will be there for our families." - Carrie Slavin
Most of us have had to significantly readjust our lives due to stay-at-home and social distancing mandates, that has given many of us increased opportunities to spend time with our families - eating meals together, playing board games, and otherwise getting to know each other better. But for families that are struggling due to the economic downturn, buying food and household supplies is a major concern during these times. These families have had to make sacrifices, sometimes being forced to choose between buying much needed food and buying cleaning and disinfectant supplies to stay healthy.
This week host Bruce Bracken talks to Theresa Roberts and Carrie Slavin, President and Former President of The Assistance League of Seattle. After seeing that families needed supplies other than food and clothing, Theresa and Carrie set out a program to assist families to receive basic hygiene and cleaning supplies. By engaging other families in their local community, The Assistance League of Seattle was able to create 325 family-to-family care packages.
Join us in the next episode to as we listen in on how families are helping families in the Seattle area.
Website for The Assistance League of Seattle
Seattle Times Article
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