Good Works Tour

Washington, D.C. by wisedog
July 21, 2008, 9:43 pm
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It has been a frustrating day for the Good Works Tour.  We started our long morning with all of us scouring the web for volunteer organizations with which we could get involved, drop in, say hi, shoot a few seconds of video, and meet some cool people.  Unfortunately, that didn’t come to pass as we intended.  We tried to organize with several groups, but apparently people just don’t feel like answering phones on Monday mornings.  Those that did were very enthusiastic about our project, but, sadly, we couldn’t synchronize our activities.

After our unsuccessful morning, we decided to travel downtown D.C., to try to find people in need of a hand.  We found lots of monuments, statues and memorials, as well as a mild sunburn, but little to no actual problems we could help out with.  We spent a lot of time talking about better ways of making ourselves more approachable, and ways we can find places to lend a hand.  It turned out to be a lot more complicated than we anticipated in our nation’s capital: a very complicated city with a complex history…

HOWEVER, our efforts were not for naught.  After the many dozens of phone calls James made, we managed to piece together our agenda for the next few days, getting ourselves ready to work with organizations, meeting people, and helping out as many folks as possible.  And, we stood in line with the rest of the visitors and asked Honest Abe Lincoln for advice and counsel.

Let’s hope we can turn our luck around tomorrow, in the greater D.C. metropolitan area, as well as Charlottesville, VA, where we’ve already reached out to more than one cause.

Check out our video from yesterday’s journey, as we begin the Good Works Tour and help our friend Kaner move and put together a shelf. You read about it yesterday – now watch it today!

– Wisedog


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If you had told me that it would be Wiseley and Kaner carrying the bookcase up a flight of stairs, I would have called you a dirty, dirty liar.

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