Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Golden Rule

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Although this is a modern version of the text, most people are familiar with this quote. This is also the foundation of the Link Gate organization.

As I've mentioned before, this organization has been on mine and my husband’s hearts for years, and we are ready to begin.

In days of the past, communities worked together. The men in the families worked in the fields and built houses, while the women cooked, cleaned, and looked after the children. They understood this wasn't only necessary to survive, but to also flourish. It was a community effort. Modern times are much different for many reasons including the need for both parents to work outside the home. Although Link Gate can't change that fact, we can bring back some of those principles.

We will begin with single mothers, elderly and families affected by the economy. Brett and I are bringing together a core group that are willing to dedicate some time to help with needs that arise. These needs might include, house cleaning, yard work, food or minor home repairs. As the needs come in, the group will coordinate who is available, show up at the designated location, and complete the project. In most cases, the receiver will then agree to donate time or something they are capable of doing for someone else. Many are familiar with the "Pay It Forward" concept, and this is the other principle we operate on.

At this time we are looking for volunteers who are willing to donate time and skills to help others. Once this group is formed, we will be accepting needs of others.

If this idea speaks to your heart, please email me at brett.owenby@linkg8.com and let us know what you are willing to do as far as projects.

If you know someone in need of one of the above mentioned, email that as well, and as soon as we are ready, we'll be there.

We look forward to hearing from you and building the community together.

Brett & Jennifer Owenby

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