What makes us come back year after year?
I’m not generally a big fan of picking up other people’s trash and I don’t like bugs. I’ve never mowed a lawn in my life. But what I love about working with Life Remodeled is this: What we often find divides us – race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or who we voted for in the last election – all lose their significance as we work together. We are united by our desire to make positive change in the community.
Ray Foster works in our lab. He grew up in the neighborhood and attended Durfee Middle School, which is now the – a dynamic space for the best and brightest nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies to move in, share resources and achieve greater collective impact. He shares stories of the days when this was a vibrant, thriving community. Ray participates in Life Remodeled with the hope those days will soon return.
365体育比赛投注Jim Zachar in accounting participates in Life Remodeled with his wife every year, and has been a primary organizer of the Visteon volunteer team. He’s driven by his faith and spends additional personal time volunteering. As he was dripping with sweat from head to toe after ripping out vines and cutting down shrubs in the alley, I chuckled and told him he’d be feeling the aches and pains in the morning.
365体育比赛投注I think Jim’s response to me said it best. He gave me a smile and said, “It is not easy, but the feeling you have in your heart when you’re done is worth every ache and pain. We get a lot more than we give.”