from Editor Don
Our program speaker this week was Melissa Moss of Tacoma's Nativity House, an affiliate of Catholic Community Services.
Nativity House provides a 167-bed shelter for homeless in our County and operates a 50-unit affordable housing complex, for formerly homeless folk who have graduated from the Shelter but are transitioning back into the community.  The range of services they provide is extremely broad and the work they are doing highly praiseworthy.  But most noteworthy was Melissa's description of how she got involved in this field, due to her own daughter's difficult history.  Her story was extremely moving.  Service above Self takes on a whole new meaning when we hear from someone as dedicated as she clearly is.  Midday Rotarians have taken up a collection of coats, hats and gloves for the shelter, which are the most pressing needs as colder weather impacts the homeless in our area.