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Meet the Salvation Army in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey - I have always had a special place in my heart for the Salvation Army.  It is largely because I love thrift stores and have shopped there for clothes since my youth (decades before it was popular to "pop some tags" as Macklemore raps).  I'm pretty cool that way.  I appreciate the bell ringers and the service they provide, but it ...
Meet the 501st Legion and the Kansas City Mavericks - Question: What do Star Wars and Hockey have in common? Answer: The 501st Legion. The Kansas City Mavericks professional hockey team has an annual "Star Wars" night where they invite members of the official Star Wars costuming group in the area to entertain the guests.  The hockey team wears Star Wars themed uniforms that are then auctioned off at the ...
Meet Mammy – Hurricane Harvey Survivor - Mammy is a survivor.  She lives in a "food desert" in the outskirts of Beaumont, Texas.  She waited every day for the Salvation Army to deliver a meal to the senior housing unit where she is living out her days.  Hurricane Harvey destroyed the stores and restaurants in her neighborhood, and since she doesn't own a car, she was at ...
Meet Homer, Alaska at Low Tide - One of my favorite places growing up was to go to the beach in Alaska. While it isn't a place where you would lay out in the sun, it is a place of beauty.  There is something in the rhythm of the waves that soothes my soul. Homer, Alaska is a special place with a 2.5 mile land "spit" that ...
Meet Dawn – “Getting Ugly” for Breast Cancer - Meet Dawn, a small woman with the most adorable smile and spirit.  During her recent battle with breast cancer, the cross fitters who know and love her went the extra mile.  They grunted, jumped, pulled, sweated and worked every fiber in their muscles to support her in her journey. They sponsored a fundraiser called Barbells for Boobs; a cross-fit competition ...