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The Snow Angel

By Tucker Bonner
Trinity Center Volunteer

On a cold night in early March of 1999, I was in Chicago attending a professional conference.  Snow had begun to fall in the afternoon, and I decided it would be nice to walk up Michigan Avenue to a favorite restaurant for dinner.  By the end of dinner, a picturesque snowfall had become a blinding blizzard.  As I headed back to my hotel, the streets were empty.  There were no taxis available, there were no vehicles of any kind moving about, and there were almost no people out in the weather.

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Inspiring Post-Election Thoughts

By Sarah Sarahan
Trinity Center Volunteer

Here we are. The day after another election. Some of us are elated and excited; others of us are devastated and discouraged. But as I have been reminded by people wiser than me, this is not an ending, but yet another beginning. No matter who won the election yesterday, the safe keeping of our democracy still lies in our hands. Whether you voted for or against your elected representative, we still have an obligation to hold them accountable to us – all of us.

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Meet Our Sneaky Sack-Lunch Angels!

By Diane Holloway
Communications & Volunteer Coordinator

Once a month, on a Sunday morning, 100 sack lunches magically appear in Trinity Center’s utility closet. These are not the kind of lunches that will spoil in a day or two. They are sacks of carefully chosen items that will survive in a homeless person’s backpack for a long time. Tucked into brown paper bags are crackers, tuna, juice, raisins and other tasty items.

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NCL volunteer Abbey reflects

By Diane Holloway
Communications/Volunteer Coordinator

Like a few other daughters from our wonderful National Charity League’s mother-daughter teams, Abbey Archer has spent a portion of her summers serving with us at Trinity Center during many of her formative years.

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Our Executive Director at the General Convention!

By Irit Umani
Executive Director

During the General Convention of the Episcopal Church here in Austin, I was invited to discuss what we do here at Trinity Center. A filmmaker came to the Center to film scenes of our services to downtown “neighbors,” and then I was interviewed by Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija of the Diocese of Los Angeles, who put me very much at ease. I think the result shows beautifully what we strive to do every day in service to our homeless brothers and sisters. Please watch and enjoy.

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