By the time we met for lunch, Patton’s new book, “Dan’s War on Poverty,” was already making the rounds of book signings and reviews. (See Angie Jackson’s June Worth Reading column) The story of the Tulsa priest, Dan Allen, who founded Neighbor for Neighbor resonates with many in town who watched the organization develop into one of the city’s most successful social service organizations. Allen believed in helping the poor, especially the working poor, no strings attached. Carol Falletti, a medical technologist who developed Neighbor for Neighbor’s medical clinic, remembers that Allen never took government or United Way funds, simply because he didn’t want restrictions on whom he could help or why.
Originally published by Tulsa People Magazine. Click here to read the full article.