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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

The Valley Responds

I have been very impressed to read about what has been going on over in the Shenandoah Valley in response to Hurricane Katrina.

If you haven't heard the story yet, The Valley Responds is a group of community leaders in the Shenandoah Valley who have adopted the town of Long Beach, MS and are focusing their giving on rebuilding the devastated community. They also hope to establish a long-term relationship between the two regions. The group's website offers a variety of ways that valley residents can contribute time, money and resources to the people of Long Beach, MS.

This unique relief effort was created by local evangelist Steve Wingfield and includes elected officials like State Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, Del. Chris Saxman, R-Staunton, Harrisonburg Mayor Larry Rogers and Rockingham County Supervisor Billy Kyger Jr. All of these men have personally visited Long Beach, MS and are working with local, state and federal agencies to provide their new "sister city" with whatever they need to rebuild.

This is a truly inspiring effort by a community to reach out to those in need and one hopes that the publicity it generates will enourage others to do the same.

UPDATE: Looks like the same thing is being considered in Charlottesville.


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Blogger Thomas Jefferson said...

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