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James with coffee in the snow

“What volunteering [at Forget Me Not Spokane] has done for me…well, it’s a happiness, man…I’m trying not to cry while talking about it. ‘Cause it’s enjoyment. I love it. I also volunteer with MAC Movement, which is Music, Arts, Creativity – meeting new people with a bunch of different backgrounds, hearing their experiences and everything else, you know. To meet somebody who was at Standing Rock and then hear their stories is just – wow. From that to somebody who’s been through, figuratively speaking, their own hell. The best end is to help somebody out at the end of the day. To help them out and not even expect anything, just, ‘Here ya go,’ then walk away. That to me is just amazing.” ­– James, Spokane

Photo by Adam Schwartz

Julie talking with customer in shoe store

“I try to just encourage people not to worry that they might fail or can’t do it, but to have courage and take that next step. Whether that be in a relationship, friendships, or something physically you didn’t think you could do, or a job.

“Life ebbs and flows. We can be hurt or worn down, or be guarded and have walls up. But…who knows what God has in store for you if you’re willing to take that next step?” – Julie, co-owner of Fleet Feet Sports in Spokane

Photo: Marshall McLean