Posted on April 26, 2015
Not everyone thinks about the needs of a panhandler. But one passerby has a creative way of giving to street beggars with her blessing bags
Besides granola bars and nonperishable fruit snacks, the plastic gallon-size bags hold hotel-size soaps and shampoos, tissue packets, combs, toothbrushes with toothpaste, hand sanitizer and even more. Sometimes there’s even a small package of laundry detergent included.
“I always struggle with panhandlers,” said Marijke Cook of Richland about the dilemma of whether to give money. “And what I liked about the idea was that it meets their needs that people don’t always think about — sanitation, something healthy to eat.”
Posted by Lucy Luginbill on April 10, 2015
It was her Liberian parents’ last telephone call to say goodbye to Wendy Newbury, now of Pasco, as certain death was about to overtake them. But an unforeseen lifeline changed their destiny.
Posted on April 4, 2015
A Pasco High School choir teacher recalls the Liberian Civil War and how she and her family were caught in the terrifying experience. But when days seemed the darkest, fortuitous events kept them from death’s door.
Posted by Lucy Luginbill on March 29, 2015
Wendy Newbury of Pasco was 6 years old when war broke out in the country of Liberia in West Africa. How her family survived the horrific war years is a testament to faith and courage in this two-part story.
Posted on March 22, 2015
A Kennewick woman feels a strong nudge to visit a mother in a neighboring state who lost her son to suicide. But when doubts arise about visiting the grieving mom, Morgan Hillman still keeps her appointment and ultimately learns why.