Friday, January 08, 2010

Who in Humboldt County can compare to Betty Chinn?

This morning I helped Betty Chinn's volunteers sort out used clothing for future distribution. There were at least 40 people working at Sacred Heart church. It just amazes me that our community is so blessed to have such a unassuming community organizer such as Betty. She absolutely dwarfs most everyone in giving of herself. If you get a chance help her out any way you can.


Stephen said...

I thoroughly agree. She's super! Makes a Christian proud to be a Christian. She's the real deal!

Tom Sebourn said...

I grew up as a member of a church that has a name for people like Betty Chinn, "Saint".

Rose said...

The local chapter of the ACLU has an answer -

Redwood ACLU announces Patriot Award nominees

The Redwood Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2009 Patriot Award. The chapter gives the Patriot Award annually to the member or members of the community who, in the opinion of the chapter, have demonstrated a patriotic commitment to defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in our country.

The 2009 nominees are:

Betty Chin and John Shelter for their work defending the rights of people who are houseless.

The Crisis Intervention Team of the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services Mental Health Branch, which assists people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Eureka Councilman Larry Glass for working with the ACLU on items of
common interest, including Eureka's “True Ward” initiative.

County Supervisor Bonnie Neely for supporting the ongoing development
of a framework for citizen police review.

Tad Robinson for defending freedom of speech and the right of the
people peaceably to petition the government for redress of grievances.

Seriously. Tad. Bonnie Neely. Larry Glass.

I'm sorry. Hahahahahahahahahahaha.