The senior in high school still remembers that the white paint on the shorts came from the first church youth group work trip to MaBank, Texas. In fact, looking at the paint stains in the well worn pair of shorts help her remember the crew she worked with and the never to be repeated opportunity to buy $5 t-shirts from the school store. The green paint? Those stains remind her of the best work crew and the adult crew leader. The leader was a mother of three who only lived 70 miles from that high school senior. And those 70 miles became that senior’s first solo highway drive just so the work camp leader and the soon to be graduating senior could have a chance to catch up on all of those memories from the week she spent wearing those green and white paint stained shorts.
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Environmental concerns have been rising for years. Here are some facts you may not know about the environment and how you can do your part to help:
- The average American makes 4.5 pounds of trash daily. This comes out to an estimated 1.5 tons of waste per year.
- The Environmental Protection Agency reports that about 75% of solid waste is recyclable, even though only an estimated 30% is actually recycled.
- Americans create about 21.5 million tons of food waste every year.
- If that food waste was all composted, the greenhouse gases it would reduce would be equal to the effect of taking 2 million cars off the road.
- If every American who buys a newspaper recycled just one-tenth of it, 25 million trees a year would be saved.
In the famous words of President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Address in 1961, “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” These iconic words still ring true today, as support for military families is a cause that has swept the nation. Americans do so with great pride, and are eager to show veterans and military families their appreciation and support by making charitable donations to a variety of organizations that help military families. There are many simple, easy, and convenient ways you and your family can show support for military families and veterans. Making charitable donations, Continue Reading No Comments