Hooked on coalition that identifies issues of concern
Posted on 04/19/2013
My wife and I purchased a house through TSP-Hope in the Mather and Wells Neighborhood in 2008, which is also the year I became active in the Faith Coalition for the Common Good.
My journey to the east side of Springfield and my involvement with the coalition are converging paths.
This convergence started long ago but most intensely beginning when my wife and I worked at a mission hospital in Bonne Fin, Haiti. We grew used to the kind of care and social exchange that was common in our Haitian community.
In 2004, we moved back to live with friends in Rochester. People were hardly ever on the street and almost never were people of color. So, we decided to move into Springfield and found a nice house to rent in a racially diverse neighborhood.