Thursday, August 29, 2013

Top of the Heap!


Monday's Riddle brought us together, and Lizzy's review of Saving Armpit by Natalie Hyde showed us what helping hands can accomplish together. Friday, Michael Rothman will be stopping by to tell us about his story Heirs of Prophecy, and Saturday, we always enjoy hearing from you on The DMS Wants to Know. Today, we want to tell you about two extraordinary community efforts.

This week's top of the heap: Great Communities! 


Lizzy: I can't say enough about the town of Greensburg in Kansas. In the wake of a terrible disaster, the community decided it was time to change. And, instead of rebuilding in the same old ways, they took on the challenge of making their town as green and eco-friendly as possible. How inspiring! I hope this trend catches on- a new understanding and new ideas have the power to bring on a brilliant future, for everyone! ~ L

Here's more about this awesome community:

At 9:45 pm on May 4th, 2007 an EF5 tornado leveled the rural town of Greensburg, Kansas. Just days after the storm, the community came together and decided to rebuild sustainably, striving to become a model green town for the future. Ever since this landmark commitment was made, Greensburg GreenTown -- a grassroots community-based organization -- has worked side-by-side with city and county officials, business owners and local residents to incorporate sustainable principles into their rebuilding process. We serve as an educational resource for the community, a conduit through which donations can be distributed, and a representative to those outside the community who are interested in the Green Initiative. Read more... 



Fairday: I want to shout out to someone who chooses to reach out and help another community across the world. Christine Ieronimo is a local children's author from Connecticut that lends a helping hand to a struggling community in Ethiopia that desperately needs help and resources. Way to go Christine! Read more!  ~ F


12 comments:

  1. Loved these stories! Uplifting--thanks for sharing.

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    1. F.T. Bradley- Thanks for stopping by! Glad you were uplifted. It is always nice to hear about people working together. :) ~F

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  2. Such amazing stories--totally heartwarming!

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    1. Meradeth- It is always nice to hear good news about people doing great things! :) ~F

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  3. Loved reading about this <3 Some people are just awesome.

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    1. Carina- So true! Awesome people make a big difference! :) ~F

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  4. I'm loving this theme. You girls picked a great one. It makes total sense what the town of Greenburg did. I wonder why we never did it with Hurricane Andrew. I guess there wasn't a lot of eco-friendly resources... still a great way to make a tragedy into something good.

    Christine story reminds me of this guy who just packed up everything and gets training so women can be local nurses/doctors to their village. Little things can impact someone's world even a book (:

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    1. Thanks so much, Adriana. We are glad you are enjoying this week's theme! It is so sad when tragedy strikes- but it is wonderful if it can be turned into something good.

      Christine is amazing. She continues to do so much for Ethiopia. You are right that little things can have a big impact! :)~Jess and Stephanie

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