SOURCE: Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

September 04, 2014 13:19 ET

Others Like Us Launches Its Newest "Homeless Story" T-shirt

From the Deep Corners of the Streets to the Heights of the Clouds, Richard, Who Struggled With Homelessness, Will Jump From Plane Wearing OLU

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - September 04, 2014) - Others Like Us (OLU), created by Seattle's Union Gospel Missionwill launch its next story t-shirt featuring Richard on Sept 8th. The shirt will be offered in both crew cut and V-neck type shirts.

Richard had dreams to be a writer. He has a bucket list. But his life turned at a very young age. Richard ran away from an abusive home at 8. It was safer on the streets than it was in his own home. He slept in doorways, camped, anywhere he could find until a few years ago. That's when Seattle's Union Gospel Mission's Search & Rescue van stopped on an unscheduled stop. Just hours earlier, full of despair, he prayed for help. Today, he's helping other men and women who now face the same despair he did.

Richard is the next face of OLU. His dream of jumping out of an airplane will happen on Sept 6th, the day after the t-shirt sporting his face launches. He will be wearing his OLU shirt when he jumps as a reminder of where he's been and where's he going. He wants to get the message out that: "People on the street aren't failures. They're good people from bad circumstances and ended up out here."

To see Richard jump and tell his story:
When: Sat. Sept 6th - 2:30 p.m. (tentative time due to 1-hour class at 1:30pm)
Where: Skydive Snohomish
9906 Airport Way, Snohomish, WA 98296

Created by Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Others Like Us is part of the continuing effort to serve, rescue and transform those in greatest need in our community.

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Contact Information

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