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In June 2022, I found myself perched precariously on the second-story roof of an abandoned house in the far east of Ukraine, listening to Russian mortar rounds impact closer and closer. As I risked a broken neck or worse trying to get mobile service, I caught myself laughing at the surreal, impossible nature of where I was. I could be back in Seattle with my beautiful wife, working at my comfortable IT job, building my even more comfortable future. Instead, here I was, 10 meters up in the air in far northeastern Ukraine...

Gowns for Grads

The costs of graduation, caps, gowns, regalia, keepsakes, and photos, has become too prohibitive for some students. Gowns for Grads has stepped in to help students by removing barriers to celebrating academic success!

Meals on Wheels

At the beginning of the pandemic in March of 2020, Susan R. told me that front-line workers, which could include deliverers of Meals On Wheels, would get moved to the head of the queue for getting vaccinated against Covid. I thought this was an excellent quid pro quo because, as an older person, I was in greater danger from the effects of Covid than other sub-sets of the population, and the sooner I could get vaccinated, the better.

Vine Maple Place: Ending homelessness to break generational cycle of poverty

In Maple Valley, Washington, a leafy suburban city southeast of Seattle, nine churches began working together at the beginning of this century when they detected a growing problem in their community: family homelessness. 

Vyshyvanka Day Fundraiser for Ukraine

Central Park Angels Inc. D/B/A You Are The Angel is honored to announce a special multi-state fundraiser Compassion with Fashion: Rise with Ukraine, which will be held on May 19, 2022 in NY, WA, CA and AZ. The proceeds from this fundraiser will directly benefit the people of Ukraine.