Robin Macmillan is a photographer in Canada and a cancer survivor. It took a brush with the disease to inspire her to follow her dreams and create stunning photography. There is power is creation and finding your passion. Macmillan used her camera to tell her story. If you are in the midst of suffering, document your feelings in words or pictures. Capture the storm inside. Use it for motivation to find victory. Don’t ever give up.
You can find Macmillan’s story and her photographs here.
Berks Coalition to End Homelessness
Like the volunteer pictured above, the Berks Coalition to End Homelessness is a cooperation of individuals and businesses directly making an impact on the city in the effort to combat homelessness. It includes over sixty agencies and businesses. The Coalition takes the lead in HUD grant application for the county and is an important contact point for other service agencies in the city. I met with Sharon Parker, the Executive Director, one afternoon at Barnes and Noble. She told me about the numerous projects they have on the table including an effort to obtain housing for homeless families in Berks County. You can find their website here with a wealth of information and links. You can find donation information here.