There Are Beautiful, Caring People On Every Block

There is no doubt that our world is full of kind, loving people. There are heroes and heroines doing courageous work a few doors down, or huge hearts doing gentle acts of kindness in our own homes.

Just a walk through the neighborhoods of Anacostia demonstrate how many caring people you can meet. If you take the moment to walk and talk with them. Here are a few we met on a sunny Friday in August:

India cares for the children of her neighborhood in Woodland Terrace in many ways. Every school year she has the streets closed down and arranges a block party where children can get ready for school with free hair cuts, backpacks and school supplies. She does this in two separate neighborhoods and she organizes community efforts in other areas of daily life.
Dimitri and Michael work under the banner of No More Graves helping young people find help when needed, jobs, and creating a consistent presence in the neighborhood to help establish that care is continual, not ‘flyby.’
Pastor East of St. Teresa of Avila is a loving and caring presence in his area of Anacostia. He understands, deeply, the need for intentional, caring relationships as a transformational tool for our city. So much so that he announced St. Teresa of Avila to be our first Community Renewal Capital Area Congregation.

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