Best of America

Greensboro, NC: Supporting Non-Profits

red cross
In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes in the first Reader’s Digest We Hear You America campaign. The top 20 vote-getting towns received grants that allowed them to kick off (or complete) projects to make their communities even better places to live. This is one of those towns.

Want to help your town get the support it deserves? Vote in the 2012 We Hear You America campaign now!

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.”

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail
We will use your email address to send you the newsletter each week, and we may also send you occasional special offers from Reader's Digest. For more information please read our privacy policy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

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.”

Kevin Nealon

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram

@kristencarney

A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.

@sixthformpoet

Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.

From clientsfromhell.net

Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”

@NicCageMatch

Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 
—Alcohol

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.

Fields marked with an * are required
Foods That Harm Foods That HealWant a Free eBook?
FOODS THAT HARM, FOODS THAT HEAL offers important information about the role diet plays in the struggle against heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Answer the question below to receive your FREE digital eBook.

Someone in my household experiences the following conditions:

Send me a link to download FOODS THAT HARM, FOODS THAT HEAL:
By clicking below, I agree to the Trusted Media Brands Privacy Policy