What a heart-rending story in the Washington Post this morning about the volunteer work of local people, mainly kids, and youngsters from as far away as Tennessee. Manassas City neighborhood services director Kisha Wilson-Sogunro is to be congratulated for her efforts orchestrating this tremendous effort.
Approximately 900 volunteers participate in the Week of Hope Program. Most of the worker bees are kids. Talk about team work. Many of these kids came from out of town, hours away.
I certainly hope that the City of Manassas has evening activities such as swimming available for these welcome guests. Last year this program saved the city over $35,500.
Let’s also hope some of the whiners I have heard on both blogs went out and helped these kids. This effort is definitely an example of what friends, neighbors, and even outsiders can accomplish in the face of adversity. Now HERE is a solution!