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In Yamhill County, we have a group (the Community Compassion Brown Baggers) of over 80 different agencies, churches and other organizations who work together to assist the less fortunate. We meet every Monday to share ideas (plan events, fundraising efforts, brainstorming solutions), encouragement and resources (TP, diapers, school supplies, clothing, blankets, emergency winter shelter, etc).
We work very well together when we keep the focus on unity – that which unites, rather than that which divides us. For this reason, we do not discuss theology or politics at our meetings. It is amazing to work side by side with folks who may have wildly different opinions and beliefs than I do, but we’re all in this community together and we need to set aside our differences to accomplish the work set before us. For example, or inclement weather shelters are usually church buildings, but they are staffed by community volunteers trained by county specialists.
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