Volunteers Support Westside Community

On May 19, employees from BDO Grand Rapids joined Dwelling Place Community Gardner, Nicole and Bridge Street Place residents to clean up gardens and prepare for updated plants and landscaping. Participants voluntarily acknowledged their inexperience with landscaping and gardening, but they jumped in head-first making fast work of removing old plants, pruning roses and weeding large garden areas. Upon greeting the volunteers, a Bridge Street resident shared her gratitude with the group declaring "I can't tell you how much it means to us that you are

Meet The Newest member of the Dwelling Place Board of Directors, Marvin Thomas

When you have a conversation with Marvin Thomas his face is full of expression. ​ ​In addition to Marvin's warm smile, it is immediately clear that he listens intently. "I maximize the moment by listening; trying to grasp information." Marvin considers himself a listener; no doubt an integral part of his newest endeavor as a member of the Dwelling Place Board of Directors. For Marvin, the skill of listening wasn't necessarily innate, rather it developed with wisdom, time and a little bit of street smarts. It was a result of learning to work with people from all walks


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