Saturday, November 15, 2008

Ogden Volunteers Spruce Up Shelter

It's really quite simple... when we give, we get back

A Weber County Forum Tip O' the Hat to Ogden City's Wadman Construction, and a few un-named other generous benefactors. From this morning's Cathy McKitrick story:
OGDEN - An army of volunteers stretched 500 yards of carpet and rolled on 60 gallons of paint Friday, updating nine apartments where homeless women and children live while they get their lives back on track.
The nine-hour project was organized by Wadman Construction, an Ogden-based company, with the help of 10 other companies that donated everything from carpet to paint to light fixtures.
“It's simple,” said Wadman President Dave Hogan, who was on his knees taping and stretching carpet in one of the apartments at Your Community Connection. “Givers gain. When we give, we get back.”
His company's 95 employees were working alongside 20 subcontractors, such as painters and carpet-layers, who wanted to contribute.
Wadman Construction founder Jay Wadman and his company have a long tradition of generously pitching in on worthy local projects and causes.

It's great to see that the Wadman volunteer tradition remains alive.


danny said...

Nobody home today?

Some wonder why I seem to take some satisfaction in watching the world collapse around us as it is doing. For one thing, it is because it is possible to make money from such things.

But more importantly, it is vindicating. There is a line in an article I am reading that says this:

“You needed the occasional assurance that you weren’t nuts,” she says. She wasn’t nuts. The world was.

Here's the link to the article I'm reading.

The End

danny said...

From the article:

In Bakersfield, California, a Mexican strawberry picker with an income of $14,000 and no English was lent every penny he needed to buy a house for $720,000.

Yeah, we need to bail out the people who made and took these loans. They are the lifeblood of the economy. Sure they are.

danny said...

Another line:

This particular dinner was hosted by Deutsche Bank, whose head trader, Greg Lippman, was the fellow who had introduced Eisman to the subprime bond market. Eisman went and found Lippman, pointed back to his own dinner companion, and said, “I want to short him.” Lippman thought he was joking; he wasn’t. “Greg, I want to short his paper,” Eisman repeated. “Sight unseen.”

You gotta love this author, Michael Lewis.

RudiZink said...

"Nobody home today?"

Actually, Danny, we posted a cranky article around noon today, incorporating an Al Jeera news story.

Strangely, it seems to have been deleted by google.

If you look up to the top of Weber County Forum, we've posted the gist of it yet again.

danny said...

Great video, Rudi.

We could use more like it.

But I don't think we'll get it.

The corporate mega media is part of the scam that's being run on us.

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