I was reading that presidents Obama and Bush both designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a “service day,” and each volunteered at various outreaches on that day during their presidencies. (Trump played golf at Mar-a-Lago that day.) So in that tradition (no, not golfing), I spent time today doing the preliminary leg work for a Bluffton St. Mary’s Youth Group volunteer outing at the City Mission in nearby Findlay, Ohio. I had previously written a newspaper article about the Mission. (second story down the page). Phenomenal place. It has a highly creative mix of tiered programs to help the homeless get on their feet and stay on their feet. There are 21 people on staff and 200 active volunteers. They provide life skill training, job training, tutors, art therapy… They also liaison with such groups as Bridges Out of Poverty; Century Health (mental health service); Drug Court… What’s more, the Mission takes no government money. Most everything is subsidized by private and church donations. I started the article by writing that the homeless figure in America would decline by two-thirds if every significant sized town had a City Mission.