The Power of 1: Celebrating Inspirational People

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Welcome to the Power of 1 Project, a celebration of hometown heroes. Brought to you by and Reader’s Digest. Each month, Reader’s Digest features brave, compassionate, and committed hometown heroes who are proving the Power of One. They’ve given their time, invested their talent, taken risks, and taken action, and they’ve each made a difference worth celebrating. Share a story to commend a hero in your community. Inspire others across the country to get involved.

Check out our gallery of inspirational people and give a round of applause to the hometown heroes featured in Reader’s Digest magazine.

Caitlin Crommett: Wish Doctor

Bill Gross: Farmers’ Friend

Lisa Klein: Dressed for Success

Carolee Hazard: Paying It Forward

Bradie James: Tackling Cancer

Nancy Lawlor: A Fine Bouquet

Laurie Marker: Big Cat Keeper

Allison Winn: Giving Dogs to Kids With Cancer

Austen Pearce: Growing Food for the Needy

Erin Hurley: Rehabilitating Former Racehorses

Richard Kitumba: Rescuer of Orphans

Paul Stamets: The Healing Power of Mushrooms

Charlie Starbuck: The Lou Gehrig of Tree Planting

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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


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

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


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


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


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

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

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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.