Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Call to Action

President Obama's Inaugural Address has already inspired Americans to do something to help our neighborhood, state, and community.

The White House:

....Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America....
.....With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.....

What can we do to help get things moving again? Encourage responsibility. Call your local school district and find out how you can volunteer. Start a food drive in your neighborhood for your local food bank. Begin a book drive and donate the books to a homeless shelter, a children's center, or a local public school. Volunteer at a children's hospital, soup kitchen, or food bank. We cannot let this opportunity pass.

Here are a few contact numbers if you are interested in participating in "....remaking America....":

Mid-Ohio Food Bank------ (614) 274-7770
Columbus Public Schools------ contact volunteer office at (614) 563-7000
Holy Family Soup Kitchen----- (614) 461-9444
Homeless Families Foundation, Columbus, Ohio----- (614) 461-9247

Pick up the phone and do something!