Friday, March 13, 2009

Feel Good Story

The Gift-Economy House of Kelowna

"Once in a while you are given an incredible opportunity to really make a difference in one family's life," said a group of volunteers in a small Canadian town of Kelowna. Just like a popular reality TV show, their idea was to demolish and then rebuild a new house -- yes, a whole new house! -- for an amazing family of nine in their community. There was only one caveat: it was 100% community funded! That's right. 45 contractors, hundreds of volunteers, and a whole lot of love. Watch the news clip about the demolition and the follow-up video of what happened on Dec 11, when the family actually moved in!

This second video is a bit long, but it shows the completed project. I brought tears to my eyes.


Daryl said...

Its things like this that make a difference .. we can change things .. everyone just feels connected when you see projects like this... thanks for posting it!

Catherine said...

What a fairy tale, Jan ! With people like these, crisis wouldn't exist anymore. That's the pure expression of solidarity, and the best of what men is able to give.

At first, I thought it was a kind of community, like Amish, helping each others. I was thinking, I could change my religion !
Just kidding.

Thanks to share, Jan, this fantastic moment. It's so rare nowadays.

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