Re: “Renz helped those in need, and they helped him” (TNT, 12-11).
Eric Renz had an unassuming nature. Yet when he spoke, people listened because he operated from the position of the collective good.
I initially met Eric during the recall effort (of former Pierce County Assessor Dale Washam). A week before his accident, I reconnected with him over coffee to talk about his work with Puyallup homeless citizens.
While he didn’t mention his volunteerism, I knew that he spent most afternoons at the New Hope Center and heavily supported Freezing Nights. He believed all people have value, regardless …