Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Travelled ten thousand miles in the last week on business related stuff. First to Guam, then Saipan, and then to San Francisco. Just got back home today and it feels great to be back in Paradise where its warm and I can sleep in my own bed.

Not complaining at all though! What an incredible trip. Met with an Episcopal priest on Saipan, a professor of Social Work from University of Guam, participated in a town hall on Saipan, and then a planning meeting in San Fran with other homeless coordinators.

This is an amazing time to be working on behalf of homeless veterans and to be involved with so many creative and energetic people who want to solve homelessness amongst veterans by 2015. The will and determination is impressive. We are trying to get veterans off the street and housed all across the Neighbor Islands.

Proud to be part of the VISN 21 Homeless Team!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Chaminade University volunteers

Wanted to take a minute to thank the many volunteers who came out from Chaminade on a sunny, Sunday afternoon, to help feed the homeless! Kudo's to you for taking time from your busy schedules.

It was wonderful to see so many young, smiling faces, and to get to speak to a number of you. Several of you expressed how grateful you felt in being able to provide something as simple as food and water for others. Sharing with others in need is a tender and compassionate response, and I hope you each had a similar positive experience, See you again next month and have a great Thanksgiving!