After working at Motivators for over a year, I still didn't fully understand the importance (or the need) for me to spend time as a blogger.
Then, I had a revelation.
I attended a SAAGNY educational seminar that featured Patti Simone of Womencentric.net where she spoke of the importance of blogging and other social networking and the need to work toward creating your own “personal brand”. The point that stuck in my mind was that you should write about something that was relevant and something that you were passionate about.
Well, my passions are both promotional items and non-profit groups so I decided to combine those passions into this blog.
The first non-profit that sparked my attention is RAMP, the Rockin' Appalachian Mom Project, which is run by Amy Guerrieri, a friend of mine.
I was at the gym (my handy promotional stainless steel water bottle nearby)watching the TV as I worked out. I saw that Amy was going to be featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams as their “Everyday Hero of the Week”. I was happy for Amy, knowing the good work that she did through RAMP.
The Rockin' Appalachian Mom Project is a charitable organization dedicated to making a difference -- one family at a time. Working community-to-community, family-to-family, Mom-to-Mom, and kid-to-kid, they've proven they can make a difference in the quality of life for the children and families of Appalachia.
Back in February of last year, Amy started this project by collecting promotional items (including eco pens and mugs) to donate to women and their families in the Appalachian mountains. From that humble beginning Amy has been to Kentucky four times and has run both a food and clothing drive to help needy families in the area.
If you want to learn more about Amy’s great work, please go to www.rampamerica.org … and tell her Rhonda sent you!
Do you have an “Amy” in your life? Get in touch and let me know. I'd love to tell the world about others who do the unsung work of helping others!
Till next time ...