Population: 269,666 (2010 Census)
Prize: Category-based (Population 250,000-499,999) Municipal Runner-Up Prize of $10,000
For: the Red Cross and the United Way
For Greensboro’s city council, allocating the $10,000 it won in the Reader’s Digest We Hear You America campaign was easy: Two local non-profit organizations, the American Red Cross and the Greater Greensboro United Way, each received half of the funds. “It was a decision of reinvesting the money back in the community,” said Donnie Turlington, the town’s Communication Manager. “It was an opportunity to support non-profits that may otherwise not be able to get funding from the city.”
Greensboro has “a rich history in civil rights and race relations… and an eclectic mix of people in the community that makes it unique,” explained Turlington. Reader’s Digest helped “raised awareness of the great city locally. We feel its one of the best and the promotion allowed us to be vindicated. People will recognize we are a place to live, work and play.”
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
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A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
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@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
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A: A mechanic.
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