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Dave is a member of the Pathways' community. He now works part-time at the Philadelphia Furniture Bank (PFB) as part of Pathways' Transitional Supported Employment Program. He agreed to talk to Howard Pinder, PFB's Assistant Director, about his experiences. We believe that our stories are as important as our successes.
Q: What is the story that connected you with Pathways?
It’s really hot outside. We are in the midst of a heatwave and its supposed to be like this for most of the remaining summer. I spend most of my day in an air conditioned office, an air conditioned car or my air conditioned home. I have access to plenty of cold clean water to stay hydrated and bathrooms to deal with drinking all of that cold clean water. And still, I find the heat miserable and difficult to manage.