Will Smith to Help Raise $50 Million to Fight Homelessness

Will Smith will read a bedtime story live on December 7th as a part of a fundraising initiative to help fight homelessness around the globe.  Smith has partnered with The World’s Big Sleep Out, a campaign that seeks to raise money to end homelessness and displacement around the world. The campaign encourages people around the…

Only Love Can Heal the Hate…

We all have prejudices, usually based on our experiences or beliefs. And these prejudices get amplified by the company we keep, as many people like to associate with like-minded people. Unfortunately, this can create a false sense of reality, allowing us to live in an “echo chamber of truth.” It is incumbent upon each of…

“Look for the helpers…”

On days like this (and everyday, frankly), “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Mr. Rogers

Make-A-Wish, community members build barn for girl with cystic fibrosis

Alene Campbell, a 9-year-old with cystic fibrosis, cut the bright blue ribbon to officially open her new barn Saturday, made possible through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lowe’s Heroes and community volunteers. Source: Make-A-Wish, community members build barn for girl with cystic fibrosis

I Just Want One Day Back!

If you could go back and change one day in your life, would you? A day that in hindsight adversely affected the course of your life and those most important to you. I can say without a doubt that June 13, 2009 is that day for me. A day that should have been a catalyst…

I Want to Talk About My Son Brooks | By Rich Hill

“There’s no blueprint for how to go on after you’ve lost a newborn child. You just kind of have to try to do the best you can. In whatever way allows you to make it to the next day.” Rich Hill I knew it was going to be bad as soon as I opened that…

A True Hero: Student killed in UNCC shooting praised for fighting gunman

Howell was from Waynesville, North Carolina, a city in the western part of the state near the junction where the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains meet. A student athlete who ran cross-country and played soccer in high school, Howell also participated in Evironthons — events designed to raise awareness about climate issues. A close…