Where Faith Meets Compassion

On Sunday, April 27th, 2014, a deadly tornado struck the state of Arkansas and left an 80-mile path of destruction in its wake. My current professional position took me from Tacoma, WA to Little Rock, AR where I began my position as a field caseworker for a national disaster relief organization. Coming from the Seattle area, I had never experienced the devastation that a tornado can bring. The aftermath is indescribable. Over the past few weeks, I have seen hundreds of homes reduced to large piles of rubble.

A Monument to Compassion

What happens when a community comes together in the name of sustainability, art, and compassion? What happens when, instead of building public structures commemorating war and promoting competition, a public space is created in honor of a sacred value? What happens when you build a monument to compassion in the downtown section of a city? The answer to these questions can be found at the Compassion Corner Earthbench. It is a monument built by and for compassion at the intersection of 3rd and C Streets in downtown Davis, California USA.

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