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 “Thursday’s Child”
On this week’s program I Interview Mark Terrell, Director of Cup of Cool Water, an outreach ministry which focuses on homeless tees on the streets of Spokane.
Program Opening: “According to the 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report To Congress (known as the AHAR Report), on a single night in January of 2013 there were roughly 200,000 homeless children and youth in America. That’s kids age 24 and under, or roughly one-third of all homeless people on that night in America. Roughly 47,000 of those were classified as “unaccompanied” by an adult or being part of a homeless family, and half of those (or some 23,000) were classified as “unsheltered” – not living in an identifiable home or homeless shelter. According to the AHAR Report there were 1,167 unaccompanied homeless youth in the State of Washington on this one night in January of 2013 when this study was done. And yet, as you will hear on the upcoming interview, my guest and I believe there may be as many as 3,000 unaccompanied homeless Youth in Spokane County, suggesting that official surveys continue to undercount and ultimately underestimate the problem.”
Next Week’s Program
On next week’s program/podcast I will be interviewing Kristine Ruggles, Executive Director of Christ Clinic and Christ Kitchen, two outreaches to the working poor and women emerging from poverty in Spokane. Be sure to join us!