Saturday, August 31, 2013

The DMS Wants to Know!




Monday's Riddle brought us into the community, and Lizzy's review of Saving Armpit by Natalie Hyde told us about a group of kids out to save their town. Thursday on Top of the Heap, we spotlighted two inspiring community efforts, and Friday, we were excited to chat with Michael Rothman and learn a little more about his story Heirs of Prophecy. Today, we want to hear from you!

The DMS wants to know: 
What community effort have you heard about that inspires you?

We told you ours. Now, let's hear yours!




25 comments:

  1. When we have devastating hurricanes in my area, people come together. I see food drives among other activities. It's great seeing everyone pitch in.

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    1. Medeia- It is great that everyone pitches in. Food drives are so important! ~L

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  2. I love when the Scouts one to collect clothes and food!

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  3. We have a growing community spirit in Britain. A spirit that is becoming outraged at how a ruthless, evil government is targeting the most vulnerable in society. They are making people homeless. As a form of solidarity, 52 cities in Britain had sleep-outs in the city centres last Saturday. Finally, through growing community spirit, rising up against the evil the rest of the world doesn't seem to know about.

    A peaceful day to you, my friend.

    Gary

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    1. Gary- What a wonderful demonstration. It is great that people in so many cities banned together. A peaceful day to you- too! :) ~L

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  4. Our community is very supportive of each other as we are in a natural disaster prone area. It's great community feeling.

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    1. Nas- Thank goodness your community is so supportive of each other. I am sure that is a reassuring feeling. :) ~L

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  5. It's so awesome when a community comes together. Sometimes the worse events can bring out the best in people. I cant think of any efforts off hand where I live, but the movie The Impossible comes to mind. Wow was that powerful!

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    1. I love your pics! They remind me of the carnival that came ever summer to our supermarket parking lot. I had such fun with my friends! And I've been to some state fairs and renaissance festivals in several states -- yes, I'm one of the weird nerdy geeks that sewed my own medieval costumes! Those were fun times. Great post! :-)

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    2. PK- I have never seen the movie The Impossible- but I will have to rent it. I think it is great that sad things can have a more positive spin when people work together. ~Jess

      Lexa- Thanks! I am glad you like the picture. It is from a local renaissance fair. :) I love to dress up in medieval costumes, get my face painted, and check out the interesting stands and events. Such fun! It sounds like we would have a good time together! ~Jess

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  6. A disgrace that it has come to some people not being able to afford to feed themselves and their families but I've been inspired by the number of communities that have got behind the Food Banks that have been set up here in England.

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    1. Petty- I agree that it is sad when people can't afford to feed themselves. Food banks are so important! ~L

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  7. Well, I've only read heard about Extreme Makeover Home Edition, with Ty (A) where the whole community takes a part in building a family a home. Love that show.

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    1. Carina- I cry every time I see that show! It is a very powerful example of how people in a community come together to help! ~L

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  8. i have a wonderful friend who helps run a fundraising program for inner city kids. my community always seems to have good things to support.

    sounds like youve hd a busy week!
    happy monday!

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    1. Tara- Your friend's fundraising program sounds excellent. Yeah! Have a wonderful day. :) ~L

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  9. I'm always appreciative of the good souls in our town who take part in clean up days and town maintenance volunteer days. I sometimes think about joining in, but I've yet to do so. Of course, I'm in the majority. There always seems to be a handful who are will to get fired up to do things and thank goodness for that.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Lee- I think it is wonderful that people join together to clean up. They do that in my area too. I think next time I will sign up because I always think about it. I think I will feel good- and I know my area will look better. Thanks for sharing and for reminding me to help out with this cause. :) ~L

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  10. Kind of a random example but a few years ago I was involved in a big city effort to save a huge tract of farmland from development. So many small farms were going to be demolished and I was so happy to see so many people stand up and tell the city "no!" :)

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    1. Meradeth- What a great cause! I love that you stood up for the small farms. Awesome! :) ~L

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  11. Our community supported the new library by raising enough money for furnishings and equipment that the town couldn't afford from the general fund. Now we have a teen reading room as well as a children's area--both fully equipped with new computers and comfortable chairs and tables.

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    1. Lee- Yeah! A community project to support the library? AWESOME! Love it! :) ~L

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  12. We recently were going to lose 22 out of 49 libraries and 251 librarians. Fortunately people protested and petitioned so there will be no libraries taken out of the system but... we lose 169 librarians still and some libraries will have reduced hours. I wish it were better but our community has done a lot to convince local government to not get rid of our libraries and our librarians. It's a step to the right direction (:

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    1. Adriana- I am glad that the people joined together to save the libraries. I am sorry that some of the librarians still had to be let go. It sounds like steps in the right direction are being taken and hopefully things will get better! :) ~L

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