Indians Recognized in "Spokane Alphabet"

Family Promise of Spokane to use painting as catalyst to help

Artist Melinda Curtin, left, and Indians Senior Vice President Otto Klein pose next to the "Spokane Alphabet." (Spokane Indians)

By Dustin Toms / Spokane Indians | October 20, 2015 2:05 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Indians were honored with a letter of the recently unveiled "Spokane Alphabet." The alphabet details 26 community landmarks of the city and will act as a fundraising catalyst to help those in need through Family Promise of Spokane (FPS), a local non-profit.

The painting, which showcases the Indians as "I," was produced by artist Melinda Curtin to bring more awareness to FPS's mission to provide shelter and food for families and children in need. A representative from each of the 26 honorees was in attendance as Steve Allen, Executive Director of FPS, revealed the painting.

"It's great to see our community's leaders gather in one room for such a great cause," said Allen. "The alphabet is a celebration for our community, and each one sold will have a positive impact on a family in need of shelter."

FPS has been helping families find homes for the past 18 years. There are 600-plus volunteers working with FPS each quarter, helping provide meals, overnight hospitality and love to more than 2,000 children and families in need.

You can purchase a copy of the painting in a variety of formats by clicking here, with 100 percent of the profits going directly to Family Promise of Spokane.

"The Indians are honored to be recognized as one of 26 community landmarks in Spokane," said Indians Senior Vice President, Otto Klein. "It's a great representation of Spokane and we urge all Indians fans to support Family Promise."

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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