Dave’s talk is all about a personal decision. The hope is it’s a call to action; an invitation to be a part of a tangible solution. It’s about making a difference you can see where it’s needed the most. When it comes to helping those impacted by intergenerational poverty, Dave advocates for four approaches: 1) community maintenance; 2) provision of basic needs; 3) intervention; and 4) prevention. This is a talk about being focused on resources the community needs the most and changes that bear the greatest affect.
Dave Hanson and his wife moved to downtown Yakima a decade ago when crime, homeless and hunger was high. As a direct result of living downtown and getting involved, he found the means to prevention through feeding families, housing the homeless, community mobilization and organizational networking. Dave believes investing in the community with such things as graffiti removal and neighborhood clean-up are connected to the reduction of homelessness and hunger. As a result of these revelations, he founded and serves as the Executive Director of Sunrise Outreach Center, a community organization. Dave Hanson is also a pastor at Yakima Vineyard Church.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx