Spotlight on Andrew
Andrew has been a volunteer with The Gubbio Project for two months and more recently was hired as another "on call" Hospitality Monitor. He is a great addition to our team, always anticipating what might be needed and doing it before anyone asks.
Here are some of Andrew's thoughts as a newcomer to our project:
"Seeing people resting in places not designed for rest is commonplace in San Francisco, but I had never seen a church put to this purpose, here or anywhere else. It was jarring, at first, and then I thought, why haven't I seen this before? Why don't all churches open their doors to meet that most basic of human needs, a safe place to sleep?"
"....I am still amazed by the bounty of magnificent art within the church (and I probably spend more time than I should gazing at it). I am more amazed still by the relationships that are nurtured in the church; I am amazed by the dignity, fortitude, and good cheer of the guests; and I am amazed by the community that finds common ground in this sacred space--a community born of lack, that now overflows with love. I am grateful to be a part of it."
Thanks Andrew! Welcome to the Gubbio Community.