David came to the U.S. from Jamaica in 1997. His wife at the time followed a year later. They met at a school in their home town where she worked as a teacher, and David in the Department of Education. He is seen as a wise father-figure to many of his friends.
David is an avid, loyal Redskins’ fan who can be found Sundays watching the game and cheering for his beloved team, no matter how terrible they are.
Many nights David likes to catch a bus to a Walmart in NW where he walks the aisles, buys any essentials, and enjoys observing the various shoppers. He likes the adventure of his Walmart jaunts.
During the recent blizzard, David was considering not seeking shelter and weathering the snowstorm outside. He mentioned he was grateful he decided to go inside since all public transportation was shut down. He stayed at a nearby shelter, where he watched lots of television and ate mounds of food.
Jaime Colman does advocacy work and event planning for the National Alliance to End Homelessness. She graduated from Houghton College with honors in Intercultural Studies and Sociology. Prior to working at the Alliance, Jaime interned with World Vision International. Her interests include the social experience of persons with disabilities in developing countries, international development, and homelessness. Jaime is an avid birder and sojourner of faith.