Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and James S. Withers, M.D. of Operation Safety Net

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IMG_0998Today was one of those days where I was truly humbled. BeCause Foundation arranged for me to share a conversation with two amazing men, both I’ve never met before today, and both brilliant with huge hearts.

I could sit and listen to Robert Egger speak all day. Last time I was this impressed was the first time I heard Chris Brogan speak. WOW! Robert started the DC Central Kitchen. If you don’t know about this great organization than click on this link! ya, I thought so, too.

Jim Withers is a doctor that kind of has a unique office. He goes under bridges and into homeless camps to help people with medical needs right where they are at. I wish I knew about Street Medicine earlier because I would have visited, and I guarantee you that soon I will go out into the streets with Dr Withers.

The three of us met for the first time today. The three of us were all directly in homeless services. The three of us in some way were rebels effecting real change. We talked for 2 hours about homelessness, community, health, solutions, nonprofits and philanthropy. It was a once-in-a-life-time moment that I wish was caught on video. And as luck would have it the BeCause Foundation was forward-thinking enough to hire a local crew to come in. I don’t know what will be made of the footage, but until then here is a short interview that I did with these two great men.


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