Tuesday, September 1, 2009

One Man, Trying to Make a Difference

Facebook is a pretty cool tool. It has connected me with friends from 3000 miles away in my home state. I'm a Philadelphia girl, well, suburbs anyway. I lived there most of my life, but I haven't been back in a long time.

Today a friend who I have known since I was about 4, friended me. His name to me is Danny, even if he goes by Dan now. I went to check out his profile and see what was happening in his world. What I found was a big surprise.

You see, I find it so bizarre to find that my childhood friends have become grown-ups. Of course they were adults when I left at age 30, but somehow now they/we have become grown-ups. Weird!

This one friend, in particular, is really stepping up. His home town of Yardley had been repeatedly hit with floods. Within an 18 month period the town was hit 3 times.

His personal experience has been the inspiration for Each One for US All, a non-profit corporation in the making. The logo and website are being designed. The paper work to form the non-profit are in the works. From what I understand, this is a daunting task.

I encourage you to go and read Danny's blog. I will post a link to the website when it is complete. It is certainly a worthy cause.


Zayna said...

That's awesome. How inspiring.

5 orange potatoes said...

What a wonderful and thoughtful person you are Shady!

Lisa :)

Banteringblonde said...

Facebook has re-connected me with people that would have otherwise been lost forever ... love it - and what an inspiration.