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The Do Gooders Podcast

Oct 30, 2023

Quick programming note: We recorded this episode before recent events unfolded. It doesn’t address the current war in the Middle East but we believe this episode still holds value so we’re sharing it today as planned. Then we’ll be back with an added bonus episode this week with a family therapist on how to care...

Oct 23, 2023

In the words of French writer Antoine de Saint Exupéry, "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."  

In other words, cast a vision of what could be.

That’s exactly what Dr. Matthew...

Oct 16, 2023

We talk a lot about The Salvation Army’s fight against hunger, homelessness, against poverty.

You might remember back to our series on the Pathway of Hope, episodes 88-93. In that series, we explored in depth The Salvation Army’s initiative to break the cycle of crisis and vulnerability for families—the effort to...

Oct 9, 2023

People call him “Ragu the Plumber.”

But these days Ragu Razo doesn’t work as a plumber. Six years ago, he swapped his old nine-to-five job to drive a refrigerated truck for The Salvation Army in Mesa, Arizona. 

Every weekday, Razu collects food from five different stores on his route in the East Valley. The food...

Oct 2, 2023

How do you define poverty? 

Oxford describes it as “the state of being extremely poor.”

Webster says it’s “the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.”

While poverty does cover a wide range of material problems related to daily life and survival, it’s...