There's no question that Eugene's Mike Horowitz walked his talk. For sixteen years the Bronx-born, Churchill High School physics teacher spent nearly all his free time walking the alleys of his adopted home town, dumpster-diving for reusable and recyclable goods. This grimy, backbreaking work was daily proof of his consuming commitment to both the environment and his fellow man.
Before Mike died in 2012 of complications from a stroke, he laid the groundwork for the Michael D. Horowitz Fund of OCF "to provide food, shelter, clothing and any other essential services to the poor, needy and homeless in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon." Read more in the Eugene Register-Guard.