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A place where Baltimore still cares

Given the desperate state of our city, it's difficult to sort through and process all of the negative news coverage. I'd like to offer readers a break from all of the death and decay and focus on a bright spot within Baltimore.

Over the past several months, I've had the privilege to serve meals, alongside my church family, at The Baltimore Station, a residential treatment program for homeless veterans. Baltimore Station turns lives around by building life skills, connecting residents to employment and housing opportunities, offering counseling and therapy, and more. It's heartbreaking to know that so many of our veterans aren't taken care of once they leave the service, but it's so encouraging to know that there are people like those at The Baltimore Station who care so deeply about these men and work every day to enable them to be their best.

The residents are inspiring. They show gratitude for not only the services they receive and the staff and volunteers that serve them, but also for the opportunity to work hard to make tomorrow a better day. This week as we give thanks for the blessings we have, let's thank our veterans, and thank those who work to make Baltimore and the world a better place for all.

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Bryce Walburn, Baltimore

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