Photographer shares photo with subject being photographed
Photo by Barbara Comito

Hi friends! You might have noticed we’ve been off the radar for a while now. We wanted to reassess our efforts behind INW People and its value.

In case you don’t know who runs this site, we’re the in-house marketing team for Union Gospel Mission (Hello!). Our job outside of this space is to help people experiencing homelessness in our community and inspire others to do the same. Through our work we meet a lot of incredible people from all walks of life and creating INW People made sense to us for a couple reasons: 1) It’s a place to collect and share some of our favorite portraits and quotes from those we encounter. 2) It’s a way to bridge our regional, social and economic boundaries. In addition, we want to invite others to share portraits and stories of their neighbors too!

So what do you think is the value of INW People? We believe it inspires gratitude for the people who call the Inland Northwest their home and strengthens the belief in the power of relationship.

We are planning ways to continue filling this space with friends and strangers alike, and we hope you’ll continue contributing your thoughts and photos as well! Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram where you can comment and share as you’re inspired!