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Community Love | Boots On The Ground

Community Love |  Boots On The Ground
Community Love and Support. Boots On The Ground by Mary Anne Funk. Portland, Oregon
© Feb. 2016 Mary Anne Funk

Samantha comforts Diane as Diane cries with tears of joy after she found a book of recipes that she thought was lost. The recipe book was put together by her husband, who passed away four years ago. Diane is having to move 45 years of memories into storage units because she is having to move into a place that she no longer has room to keep her things. Diane is 75 years old and was recently displaced after her landlord told her rent would be increasing to an amount she could not afford. Samantha was one of several Boots on the Ground community volunteers who helped Diane move.