ERIKA SCHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Spreading the wealth
Lashonda Williams (second from right) and her great aunt, mother Dorothy Oakie, talk with members of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Churchafter a Sunday service. Reverend Robert Jeffrey Sr. says his church is mostly composed of working-class people, seniors and youngsters, and does not have an endless stream of revenue. Yet, the members say hardly anyone who asks for help paying rent, utilities or food is turned away empty-handed. The Journal of Philanthropy reports that as a percentage of income, black people give more than whites.