Welcome to the weekly podcast of “My Brother’s Keeper,” inciting a conspiracy of kindness and good deeds. This podcast is your weekly opportunity to get informed and to join the conspiracy. We try to make certain that each podcast features information, lessons, insights and interviews concerning such issues as homelessness, hunger, and people in crisis. Our goal goes beyond talking about issues. We want to combine practical solutions with personal encouragement and offer a challenge to our listeners to get personally involved. While our perspective is that of historic Evangelical Christian faith, and while much of our audience is Christian, the issues we discuss and the solutions we offer go far beyond the walls of any Church or religious organization. We hope you will listen, become part of the conversation, and join our growing conspiracy of kindness and good deeds.
“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can.” – John Wesley
This Week’s Program Notes For “Serving Families In Crisis”
On this week’s program I Interview Steve Allen, Executive Director of Family Promise of Spokane, working with homeless families in the Spokane area.
Program Opening: “How many families do you think are homeless on any given night in America? The number might surprise you. And some of them are right here in Spokane. According to the 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, published by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, on one night in January of 2013, something known as the “One Day Count,” there were roughly 71,000 homeless families in America representing 222,000 individuals. In other words, on that one night, people in homeless families represented one-out-of-three of all homeless people in America. And 2-out-of-three of the people in those homeless families were under the age of 25. According to the study, there were 7,143 homeless families in the state of Washington on that particular evening of 2013. But those are just numbers. So, let’s personalize this. Roughly 14 years ago our family experienced a financial upheaval which left us effectively homeless.”
New Day, New Time and New 1-Hour Format Next Week!
“My Brother’s Keeper” is moving. Starting January 3rd we are moving to our new day and time: 10:00AM on Saturdays! I hope you will join us and learn about our new “Radio Roundtable” format! So, join me Saturday, January 3rd at 10:00AM. Find our full program schedule here!