Sept. 14, 2005 - I have a half-baked idea that perhaps we can finish baking together. I would want to call it the Starfish Project. The advantages of my idea is that it has no staff, no cost, no letterhead, no 800 number and no concert. The disadvantages of my idea is that you can’t do it alone. You need a group of people to create it, a group dedicated to the work of compassion, a group very much like, indeed precisely like, your church or your synagogue or mosque or temple. The idea is for every house of worship in America to adopt one family from the perhaps as many as 200,000 families who have been made homeless by the storm and to take care of that family for the next two years.
RVers who travel with dogs have a new resource in "Camping and RVing With Dogs," available from RVbookstore.com. The 314-page book from authors Jack and Julee Meltzer includes a comprehensive directory of RV-friendly campgrounds plus information about pet-friendly businesses, parks and other public facilities.
In keeping with one of its founding principles of giving back to the community, the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame has been very busy this summer with its outreach programs focusing local youth and sports.