Marie Erdman’s Memorial Service, Port Orchard, Washington

I attended my beloved friend, Marie Erdman’s memorial service on Saturday, September 10. I had a chance to speak with Jennifer Hardison, head of SK Helpline food bank (Marie was a member of its board) about youth programming at the nursery food bank. Jennifer said that they haven’t yet started a program with SKHS, but were hoping to do so this year. My hope is that I can help them craft a job training program curriculum. I plan to write Jennifer with some ideas. The grant for the food bank was the first grant (or vision for a grant) that I ever wrote. It gave me confidence to go after others. Altogether, I wrote seven in two years and won five!!! What a confidence builder.