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Day 189 Hope Carried Forward

Finding Hope: Our #CLmooc group around the world is looking for hope in world filled with darkness.

Today, a friend on Facebook shared an amazing story from 9/11 about detours by airlines who needed places to immediately land their planes due to the horrific events of that date.

One such story happened in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada— where the local communities hosted thousands of stranded passengers, dropping everything to come together in care for those who literally dropped out of the sky into their neighborhood. And neighbors, they became and acted quickly to host their many guests. Read the stories here:

Snopes: Gander Hosts Stranded 9/11 Passengers

But there’s more. Delta 15 Flight passengers and crew decided to thank their hosts at the school in the nearby town of Lewisporte by establishing a scholarship fund for their youth and their future. The benefits of that hopeful gesture can be read in the stories told here:

CBC News: Special scholarships for Lewisporte students a lasting legacy of 9/11 attacks

We are reminded of our humanity— and how working together, we can provide for the needs of those stranded in darkness.

I am thankful for my state’s thoughtful approach to helping those in need with the basics of food and shelter. See the resource page here. They provide helpful guides and ways to spread accurate information here. We can find hope in sharing accurate information, like this found on the site to share specific to our county, Douglas.

I love that I can find reliable resources from the leadership of my state and county. That gives me hope.

Sheri Edwards View All

Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker

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