Thursday, April 9, 2009

That's the spirit

A bunch of citizens rebuilt a Hawaiian road that was washed out by flooding. Their own initiative. Gotta love that.

"Their livelihood was being threatened, and they were tired of waiting for government help, so business owners and residents on Hawaii's Kauai island pulled together and completed a $4 million repair job to a state park -- for free."


Reminds me of Curt Kallberg standing up in a school board meeting when Sisters couldn't pass a bond to build new classrooms at Sisters Elementary School. "Why don't we just build em?" he asked. And Curt and a bunch of buddies in the trades and volunteers did it. Donated labor, donated cash/materials and a quick turnaround on a project that has benefited hundreds of local kids.

We need that can-do spirit right here, right now.

Jim Cornelius, Editor

1 comment:

  1. We have some of that spirit and it happens most every day in Sisters but we could always use more. That can-do spirit you are looking for will happen again on Friday(17)/Saturday(18) and it's called the My Own Two Hands auction. Hard working artists, volunteers, vendors, musicians, patrons and businesses giving for a great cause.