Supporting Human Rights For Years to Come

Meet Spiro and Marion Vrusho, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) members who have taken their support of human rights to a new level. Spiro, or "Spike," has been a Unitarian Universalist since 1971, Marion since 1983. The couple met 24 years ago at the Fourth Universalist Society on the Upper West Side of New York City, the church in which they later married. They raised two boys and two girls, who are now raising five children of their own.

Last fall, the Vrushos, now both retired, moved to Vero Beach, Fla., to enjoy the warm weather year-round. While a few health issues have kept them from traveling as much as they'd like, they are still very active in their new congregation and community, regularly attending the Vero Beach Theatre Guild.

How are the Vrushos supporting human rights?

Spike and Marion have included UUSC in their estate plans. UUSC is one of a small group of nonprofits that will share 20 percent of the Vrushos' estate. "We find the projects extremely interesting," Spike says. "Just knowing that such good is being generated through UUSC and the richness of the programs makes us want to participate even when we are no longer around."