StreetBeat: Ordinary People doing “extraordinary” things to benefit our communities
Get in the Game: Community Spotlight on George Patterson, Leon McGlaughlin & Dave Berg
This Sunday night at 10pm on ’Get in the Game’ Tony B is joined by Northwest residents: ordinary doing people “extraordinary” things to benefit our communities.
George Patterson, who works by day in the health industry, created and founded the only “Self Serve Garage” in the Northwest. Self Serve Garage offers those car owners who want to save on expensive labor costs the opportunity to buy the parts and fix their own cars. Patterson discusses his vision for providing the space and tools for people to work on their own cars, at their own pace. Patterson also provides FREE monthly classes taught by ASE certified mechanics to help get folks started.
Leon McGlaughlin, who appears to be a humble, but well dressed and articulate shoe shine attendant at first glance, talks with Tony B about how he was transformed while visiting Mexico and discovering the lack of safe drinking water. What he noticed was a devastating impact on communities and in particular to the health of children. McGlaughlin was then inspired and set out on a quest to design and deliver mobile water filtration systems to the worlds communities that needed safe drinking water the most. He has since responded to crisis’ in Bolivia, Haiti, Peru and soon to Japan, providing critically important “clean” drinking water through his water filtration systems.
Dave Berg just wanted to give back to his community and wasn’t sure how. He came up with an idea and partnered with St. Leo for a project he calls “Bounce House For Food”. Berg’s social business provides “FREE” bounce houses for kids birthday parties who are ages 2 - 10. The “catch” is that the children have to agree to collect food donations from their guests and community prior to and during the party. The collected food items are then given to St. Leo’s and distributed to food banks and families in need in the Pierce County area. Hear more about Dave’s success, how anyone can sign up for a FREE bouncy house for their child’s birthday party, and how they can start their own social business. Check out the details at http://bouncehousefood.com.
Find out all of the details about how these “ordinary” folks are doing “extraordinary” things in our communities.
This Sunday night at 10:00 pm - April 3rd, 2011
on Get in the Game with your host, Tony B - 950 AM KJR
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