Five years ago I was the last man standing at the bar one night, and so Rich selected me to be the next Executive Director of The 6th Branch. I wasn’t sure that I was the right person for the job, but anyone who knows Rich will agree that he has an incredible gift...
I remember how hard it was in T6B’s early years trying to communicate our mission to others. Veterans doing community service? Not quite. Veterans leading community service? Kind of. Veterans and civilians cleaning up trash and planting trees? Yes, but there’s so much more. Creating playgrounds in East Baltimore? Yeah, but what about the farm,...Read more
Many of us here in Afghanistan are wondering if what we’ve done here over the past eleven years will have a lasting impact. We worry about what will happen after we leave. There’s plenty of Monday morning quarterbacking. As T6B approaches its five year mark, I find myself pondering our efforts in a similar fashion....Read more
“Come to 1512 Oliver Street at 9 a.m. We can’t wait to see you.” That’s what I heard from a guy named Rich Blake in January, 2012, when I was looking for an opportunity to serve others on Martin Luther King Day. Surfing the Internet, I had somehow landed on a site that mentioned The...Read more