Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Metro Detroit Generosity Shines

From time to time, upon reflection, it is easy to be proud of our community.

I learned of two examples in the past week that proved, once again, that no matter the economic circumstances, we Metro Detroiters really care about each other.

When the Hechtman Senior Apartments in Oakland County experienced a devastating fire, a call went out for donations to help affected residents. Within HOURS, they had everything they needed as people from the West Side, East Side and of all ages and races descended on the fire scene to drop off what they could.

And just this week, we learned that a local non-profit’s latest fundraising effort beat the national average for similar organizations by 8 percent!

It’s that culture of generosity that fuels the Motor City, no matter what the state of the economy. That spirit of philanthropy, among all groups in our community, is what will enable Goodwill to deliver on its mission in the years to come.

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