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Help take the pain away

“Coming here took some of the pain away—the pain of living without. It feels good to have things in your house when before you had nothing. I’m truly amazed; this experience was memorable to say the least. I’ll be telling my friends and fellow veterans about A Wider Circle.” – Donald, a recipient of basic need items from A Wider…

A promise to keep

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” We have a promise to keep – all of us. And we carry the weight of past generations that also failed to make it true.…

What are you doing?

I heard one of our leaders say that the answer to violence in low-income neighborhoods was to send in the troops. You know, round up the criminals – as if that had not been tried in our history. The only part of that which made sense was the word, “send.” Otherwise it was a small idea and an abdication of…