The Crabtree-Kovacicek Veterans House honors Dr. Michael Crabtree

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Dr. Crabtree’s Generous Donations Helped Make the Crabtree-Kovacicek Veterans House Become a Reality

“My wife and I have made a commitment to helping people remove the barriers that keep them from leading fulfilling lives.  That is our passion in life, and that passion is realized in the work of City Mission,” said Dr. Michael Crabtree, a major donor to City Mission and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

 “There are so many men and women in the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Dr. Crabtree. “And there are so many more who have equally given their lives in the sense that they are forever changed and are struggling to reclaim their purpose."

Last year, Dr. Crabtree’s generous donation helped make the Crabtree Kovacicek Veterans House become a reality, and because of that, City Mission is now able to help homeless veterans in a way we never were before.  “I’m happy to be able to give to the Mission because I know that the money is being used to do important and meaningful work.

Dr. Crabtree

Dr. Crabtree has been a professor of psychology at Washington and Jefferson College for 44 years and a practicing psychologist in Washington County for over three decades. He and his wife, Mary Paige Pillow, have been active financial supporters of the Mission for over 25 years, and he has been a board member for the last three.

Dr. Crabtree holds a special place in his heart for City Mission’s Crabtree-Kovacicek Veterans House, which is about to celebrate its first anniversary this July.  For much of his career, he has been dedicated to helping veterans.  “There are so many men and women in the military who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Dr. Crabtree. “And there are so many more who have equally given their lives in the sense that they are forever changed and are struggling to reclaim their purpose.  City Mission has made a real commitment to helping make these men and women whole again, to help them have an economically, psychologically and spiritually meaningful life.

He added, “They are truly focused on a Christian mission.  That is always the touchstone.  The business never gets in the way of that mission.  When you pull back the curtain at City Mission, you don’t see anything other than exactly what you would hope to see.”

May 7, 2019
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