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Friends and servants in our community

Cara Schingeck

Tacoma, United States

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Do you see the smiles of people who have love in their heart who help others?

I say smile because from what I can see it is all good for all of us SMILE

Great smiles, great people in our community—
Chris Spivey and Matt Patterson two people who I have met and can say that they are two people who care about helping people in the community.

Both of them work for YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties located in Washington State.
Chris Spivey is the association teen director of the Center for Community Impact for the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties and Matt Patterson is the director of the Friends and Servants program, also of the YMCA, which helps to empower youth.

I interviewed them both for articles related to their respective fields and programs related to our community here in Tacoma, Washington.

“… Everyone goes through difficult times, difficult things and if there’s an opportunity to help someone—that’s where I get a lot of gratification” — Chris Spivey

I spoke with Chris Spivey, Association Teen Director of the Center for Community Impact to learn more about the center and his role.

Matt has a wonderful story which he has given me permission to share with you and I will soon. For now just know that he truly cares about the young people he serves in our urban community.
They both give me and others hope.

I feel confident that there are people like Chris Spivey and Matt Patterson in other communities who care and who are making a difference. Of course there are.

The greenhouse project is where young people who have had trouble with the law are given an opportunity to grow, to have a second chance, to find something positive within themselves and to give back to their community through learning about plants. The story is much more than what I have told you…

Continue reading more of what I have written about community issues on Examiner.com

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