FOCUS: One Stream! (v2n21)

This Week’s Lesson
You will never be truly happy and successful unless you do things for other people.
-Less’s life lesson from Minot, North Dakota

Richard’s Thoughts…
Community service has often been called noble service. I started volunteering back in 1999 and now, ten years later things have changed. Not only can I volunteer in my own community, but we can help people all around the world with small and simple actions. That’s what One Stream is about. It’s about you and your neighbor. Your human neighbor. It’s about the power you have as one person at this spot of the stream, taking a positive action today to change the life of someone down the stream who depends on the sustenance of the stream, just like you. We are one. What happens to you, happens to all.

For one month, September 16 – October 16, 2009, we’re running a fundraising campaign. There are tons of ways for you to change the world. After all, we are all part of One Stream. I’ve created a team on Kiva, a micro-lending organization. In a nutshell, this non-profit collaborates with lending companies all around the globe to loan money to entrepreneurs in any country in the world. You get updates on their business and their family. The money goes to their business and so far I’ve personally helped a carpenter, a farmer, a person in the clothing business and others! The best part is you can get the money back after it’s repaid! Even better, if you choose, you can re-loan that money out again!

It starts with you my friends. Come with me! We are all at this One Stream. Let’s change the world. If you can’t donate money, donate time, it’s just as valuable and changes just as many lives.

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