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Making A Difference Transcript

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I mean, it's one of the
reasons that I'm here

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and why I'm so
happy that I'm here.

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Because we have the
freedom to go be ourselves

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and to go give back and be
whole community members.

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It's very cool.

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I was born and raised in
Seattle, and homelessness

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has gone from maybe
you would see someone

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at the end of the off
ramp to -- I don't know

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the last time you
were in Seattle,

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but there are over 6,000
people who are just completely

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unsheltered.

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Their only option is to
tent up in a park somewhere.

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You know I want
to have an impact.

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But what kind of impact can we
make on our community outside

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of lending?

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And so that was the
ability through PRMI

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to kind of be able to do some
of that real community outreach

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stuff and to be able to
make our branch, which

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is the only branch in Seattle,
synonymous with this effort

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of really making a
difference in homelessness.

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That to me is sort of a dream come true.
Because at the end of the day,

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we only have so much time.

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Right? There's only
24 hours in a day.

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So to be able to have
a company that says,

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Hey, we're OK if you don't spend
every one of those 24 hours

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closing loans.

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We actually encourage you to
go out and do some community

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service and to give back a
little bit. That philosophy

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and that mindset,

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I mean, it's one of the
reasons that I'm here

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and why I'm so happy that I'm here.