For those who came back

We remember many people this weekend, those who gave much for our freedom. For those who survived war and/or service in one of our armed forces, the return to civilian life can be nightmarish. That is why A Wider Circle holds four veterans days each year (O.N.E.). On Wednesday, we have our second “Veterans Day” of the year, and 10…

Whose story will you tell?

Yesterday, A Wider Circle furnished its 1,000th home of 2013, putting us on a pace to furnish the homes of 4,000 families this year. During the first quarter of the year, we have spent time listening to 1,000 stories of adults who were born in poverty, raised in poverty, abused, victims of awful crimes or who lost parents, siblings or…

Taking the Challenge to heart

Here in Montgomery County, MD, we have great leaders across the board. In our government, in the private sector, and in the nonprofit sector. This week, Councilmember Valerie Ervin spearheaded the SNAP Challenge, and it has been supported by every government official in the Council, the Executive Branch, and throughout the government. Each leader has been shown why they serve…

I only needed one bag

This week’s SNAP Challenge has heightened sensitivity to our neighbors in need in many ways. I decided to do this by continuing to shop where I typically shop; the Whole Foods Market near my office. I know some foods are more expensive there than at other places, but I know they have some less expensive lines and I also wanted…