You don't need
to send a check to starving people in Africa to make a change in the world (it's really not a bad way to start though).
It can be incredibly beneficial to think of a time in your life when you really could have used a hand, and find others whose shoes you have walked in and to whom you can more completely relate to.
This article, by Sarah Hollenbeck of KSHB in Kansas City, is great because it's just about 2 good dudes who found a cause that was very near to them, and with only $100 in their pockets, they're going to bring large-scale awareness to a wonderful organization called Gallant Few, which helps reduce unemployment, homelessness, and suicide among US veterans. They're doing this by traveling across the entire country as "vagrants", relying almost completely on the kindness of strangers to help them complete their journey and reach their goal.
Even if you don't read the article, everyone needs to see this quote by Marty Skovlund, one of the two former Army Rangers, who said this about their idea to embark on this trek:
"Major change doesn’t happen without major actions. You have to be bold to gain attention."
CARE's Mission: To advocate for and provide affordable housing to low income working families, with supportive services to strengthen and empower families, and to build community.
Fort Collins nonprofit, CARE Housing, hired a new executive director to help meet a growing demand for affordable housing.
Chris Anderson was previously the CEO of Jobs For Progress in Denver. He has more than 20 years of executive experience in real estate development and property management, strategic planning, finance, business development, fundraising, community outreach and organizational change management, according to a release.
“He’s more than up to all aspects of the job, from raising capital and managing new housing development to building strong, engaged teams of employees and partners committed to our vision,” CARE Housing Board President Chuck Rutenberg said in a Monday release.
- via The Coloradoan