Thanks, Mr. Gorbachov

  • 1998-11-26
  • Katya Cengel
A roofer turned priest helps former prisoners make it through the moment, never mind the after life, Katya Cengel reports.It all started thanks to Mr. Gorbachov and Perestroika," Rihards Krievins says with a smile. Then he sits back to tell the tale of the organization he founded the way it should be told, like Cinderella on speed.Four years ago he founded New Life, a Latvian charity that collects used items and gives them to the needy. On this snowy November night Krievins sits behind a wooden counter in a ramshackle building giving out clothes, shoes, and toiletries to former prisoners.Pe...
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