Richmond’s young talent shared their skills with family and friends at The East Bay Center for the Performing Arts winter show at the Civic Center Tuesday night.
Four years ago a local young woman decided it was more important to give than receive on Christmas Day. This year her family and friends are continuing the tradition by helping 400 people in Richmond.
It was a classic Thanksgiving dinner – except for the burning sage, a prayer to the Great Spirit and a history lesson about Richmond’s Santa Fe Indian Village.
Courtney Cummings follows in her mother’s footsteps to provide care for the mental and cultural well-being of Native Americans at the recently-opened Native Wellness Center in Richmond.
Following the Sept. 29 tsunami, members of Richmond’s Methodist Church of Samoa united with other Samoans in the Bay Area to collect material aid and send it to their homeland. The youth of the church spent two weeks packing clothes, food and toiletries into boxes. The congregation sent two shipments totaling 160 boxes to Apia, the capitol of Samoa.