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Hey! It’s Director Darryl!

By Diane Holloway

We are privileged to have a board of directors member in our community of neighbors! Darryl Brandenburg has been appointed to the board of the C.D. Doyle Clinic, which serves the health needs of people experiencing poverty and homelessness, Sunday afternoons in the St. David’s Church Gym. If you know Darryl, and just about everyone at Trinity Center does, you know that serving others is just what he does, whether it’s helping us clean at the end of the day or giving up his sack lunch to anyone who seems hungry.

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It’s Our History By Our Founding Father!

By Doug Bell
Founder and Volunteer

In 1990 Diana and Doug Bell moved to Austin. They joined the congregation at St. David’s Episcopal Church in downtown Austin. In 1995 Doug was on the Vestry as the chair of the Mission and Outreach Committee. The Bells observed that many homeless people gathered on the streets around St. David’s. The Salvation Army was a block away, and other homeless service providers were in the area. Most of the members of the congregation of St. David’s came from the suburbs. They were sympathetic to the homeless, but some were afraid of them and many avoided contact with the homeless people on the streets. The church gave money generously to homeless causes, but not too many parishioners were directly involved in helping the homeless in the neighborhood.

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Neighbors needing summer survival!

By Diane Holloway
Communications/Volunteer Coordinator

For our neighbor brothers and sisters, the arrival of warm weather is a blessing. No more worries about freezing at night; no more exhaustion from carrying heavy blankets and sleeping blankets. But like everything else, there’s a down-side to warm (soon to be hot!) weather.

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Our proud link to Barbara Jordan

By Diane Holloway
Communications/Volunteer Coordinator

Every year people ask (or silently wonder) why our fundraising gala is named after Barbara Jordan. What is Trinity Center’s connection to the late Texas public servant and University of Texas law professor? Newcomers and non-Texans may also wonder who she was and why her statue graces Austin’s airport.

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