There's a world map hanging in our office, saved from some yard sale or thrift shop years ago. New volunteers and visitors use it for geography lessons, learning where our clients are from, tracing long arcs across the laminated surface that terminate in the western US. During quiet times, we compare our world travels, reminiscing about food and people and beautiful places we've seen.
Over the last few months Melissa, our full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member, has been asking our clients to stick a small pin in the country they came from, where they lived before. Each tiny multi-colored sphere symbolizes the beginning of a story, and the current chapter of that story happens to take place in Logan, Utah.
Many of you know that our organization lived an itinerant existence for several years, relying on the generosity of Neighborhood Housing Solutions, the Logan Library, St. John's Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, and the Cache Valley Unitarian Universalists for a place to set up shop and host meetings. As of last August, we have a spot where we can stick a small multi-colored pin in this little valley, and as of this month, we have a new spot in the digital world to call home.
As always, we're grateful for the donors, volunteers, and community supporters that have helped get us to where we are today. We're excited to share our next chapters with you!