Category: We Are the World – In Darkness be Light

Finding Home #WATWB

Many large cities struggle to take care of their mentally ill population that is homeless. These individuals are living a high-risk life with frequent interactions with emergency services and law enforcement. Rather than ignore the problem, blame the people, or just try to medicate it away, Denver, Colorado […]

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PCs for People #WATWB

The digital divide isn’t talked about much. Although affluent families may think nothing of each family member having their own computer, low-income families often can’t afford a computer at all. The adults may be able to go to a local library to check their email, but for children […]

Brewed on the Spectrum #WATWB

Many people on the autism spectrum find it difficult to find employment, even if they have much to offer. Dirt Coffee Bar in Littleton, Colorado is dedicated to changing that. They have employed people on the autism spectrum or with related disabilities at their coffee truck since 2013. […]

Here’s Someone Who Lives Her Values #WATWB

Most businesses focus on gaining market share, customer base, and profits. Denver’s Brewability Lab is different; it hires persons with disabilities in a sincere effort to integrate them into the community. The owner, Tiffany Fixter, had previously conducted a day program for adults with developmental disabilities, so she […]

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Keep those Bicycles Going (#WATWB)

Successful communities are held together by dedicated individuals that are willing to dedicate their time and efforts to support their home. If you’re looking for some good news, check out the news article below about Suzy Stutzman, who has been working to keep bicyclists on the road in […]

Excited Reunion of Friends #WATWB

Would you spend your last cent to be reunited with your lost dog? The workers at the DeKalb County Animal Services in Chamblee, Georgia had a man who did just that.  The compassionate workers paid to get the owner and the dog together and waived all fees. Watch […]

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Foundation for Life #WATWB

Food deserts abound, even in a moderately-sized city like Denver. According to the USDA, “Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ […]

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Rocky Mountain Rescue Group #WATWB

  People are attracted to Colorado by its wild nature. Winter brings ski and avalanche hazards; warm months bring raging rivers, rock climbing, mountaineering, and wilderness hiking. It isn’t hard to get in over your head, accidentally a slip, threaten a bear, or make a mistake that turns […]