1st Cobblestone Project Green Room produces some amazing ideas, next steps and ways to plug in…

It was an encouraging evening at the Green Room as ideas flew across the room from people with sincere hearts wanting to make a difference in their communities.  Plans were shared, connections where made and some beautiful things emerged. Here is a small list of the next steps that people will be working on over the coming weeks…so incredible. This list of next steps also provide a chance for people to plug in and be a part of these ideas becoming reality.  If you see anything that catches your email, please take a minute to reach out to the point of contact listed below...

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Laundry Love Project Fayetteville – Stories of Hope, a Life that is Weathering the Storm and Part 2 of the Walmart ISD Coat Drive

The reality of Laundry Love Project is two-fold.  Sometimes there is hope in watching the progress of some, yet sometimes the extremity of the need seems almost defeating… Below are is an email from Ryan Rusch (ryanrusch5@yahoo.com) when I asked him if there were any stories that he wanted to share from February’s Laundry Love Project Fayetteville…. In Ryan’s Words… “I guess I’ve been a little hesitant to write a story because not all of them were good.  I felt a little discouraged after leaving because I just can’t always help...

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Ark Democrat Gazette News Report: Homeless numbers rise 10%

Ark Democrat Gazette News Report: Homeless numbers rise 10%…more children without a permanent residence drove a 10 percent increase…(more)

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Rogers Laundry Love Project Starting to take the Shape of a Small Community

It would seem like any other get together. Kids running around laughing, women talking about families, men grouped together sharing stories of their own. You would expect to see this in any backyard or living room in America, not in a laundry mat. However, that was the scene from February’s Laundry Love Project in Rogers. As we fed quarter after quarter into the machines, moved laundry from washer to dryer, folded and stacked piles of clothes….we talked and we shared. Language barriers did not get in the way, being strangers did not matter, cultures and status had no place. We...

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Chainsaws + Gasoline = Community

Thanks to some incredible volunteers, a few chainsaws and a little gasoline…Feb 7th & 8th’s NW Arkansas Ice Storm Clean-up was incredible. There are some sore backs and arms out there today… It’s truly amazing to see how many people have a sincere desire to help their neighbors and make a difference.  It’s also a great reminder that when people understand the context of the need and have a common experience to work within, nothing is impossible. Here are a few stories from this past weekend’s clean up that were especially great.  These are best...

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