Rip is on the board of a program called “Earth Save“. Earth Save is committed to helping and serving families in need through the “Meals For Health” program. Over the weekend, Meals For Health started up in Oakland, CA and I had the amazing opportunity to be a part of it! I wanted to share some photos and thoughts about the weekend.
In my 20′s I had the opportunity to be involved with organizations in Washington whose purpose was to help underserved communities, especially children. It was something I absolutely loved doing, I always felt that there were people that needed someone else to go and fight for them, someone to stand up and make sure they were heard. It’s a passion of mine, because I grew up in a family in which we desperately needed assistance. Despite my father working multiple jobs, all hours of the day, we just couldn’t make it. We were homeless a lot, we struggled a lot, we went without, a lot. This was our way of life. We did however have a wonderful community of people that helped in so many ways without those people in our lives, I do not know what would have happened to our family. Growing up in poverty is not easy, and it often means that you do not have access to healthcare or healthy food. It is a huge