We were fortunate to have Courtney Tritch attend our potluck Christmas Party on December 15th. In her remarks, Courtney reminded us of the power of reaching out to those we disagree with and having an honest conversation about our shared values and beliefs. Only through these types of conversations can we really make a difference in our community.
In the spirit of giving, we collected hats, scarves, gloves, and jackets for those in our community who spend their days worrying about their housing and their next meal. While individual contributions are useful, one wonders with 12.7% of Americans below the poverty level if a more institutional approach isn’t warranted. What do you think? Do you believe the government can play a role in reducing poverty here in DeKalb County? If so, what actions would you like to see taken? Leave your comments below.