Whitworth Serves House of Charity: Kate Danvers, ’11

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Kate Danvers, ’11, on why she volunteers at House of Charity:

“I want to be part of a workable solution to assist the large numbers of homeless people in Spokane. I’ve stored bags, checked mail, handed out toiletries, maintained the bed list, and cleaned at House of Charity.

I have so many stories I can’t pick just one. Whether it’s calling an ambulance for a patron experiencing health problems, breaking up a fight, or watching a vehicle drive through the gate of our residence, there is rarely a dull minute at the House of Charity. Since I started volunteering there in March 2014, I have met so many interesting people and had an opportunity to study firsthand how the stripping away of social norms and conventions can affect a population, both for the better and the worse.”