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Old 02-13-2018, 11:43 AM   #1
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Old 02-13-2018, 12:02 PM   #2
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We were talking about this just this morning. The local cafe' needed a lil repair job done. Took me about an hour and I didnt charge him. He tried to pay me but I wouldnt accept it, I told him to just keep the coffee coming

That man sees everybody in our community at least once a week,some every day. him talking good about me in there reaches more people than an ad in the paper

I try not to tell about anything I may do good because a person shouldnt brag, but in general, here in the south, theres some kind of benefit dinner every weekend. I will go by and get dinner for the family at the same time I try to give back.

I try to help out at different churches in the area as well. Helping people in need not only helps others but it makes me feel good knowing I might of help some body else

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I help build the sets at local playhouse, also have done a few projects the local girl guides where they build a pencil case or bird house, and I just help out give a little advise on how to hold a hammer that kind of thing.
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I earn money and pay taxes which are used to pay for section 8 housing, food stamps, Medicaid, schools, Obama phones, etc, etc, etc.
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A number of things.

Lately beside what Big said i have been 1) getting involved at what ever level necessary to keep my little area, without actually going into office. from becoming Texafornia and 2) pointing out bad manners and bad customer service whenever i see it. Your welcome.
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I volunteer at the legion I built some shelving for the bar made a brief stint on the executive committee but did not renew not enough time. Volunteered at a number of events they put on setting up cooking selling tickets poppy drive etc. Gave them a number of wood projects that they could auction off for funds.

put in 70 hrs. volunteering at a international hockey tourney held in town.
Used to shovel sidewalks and driveways for a number of senior's before I moved away.

Not sure if this qualifies but I built a parade float for a few parades

I have gotten some work out of it, but its not the reason I do it
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Volunteer Paramedic for 20 years. Volunteer Emergency Management Agency Director for 38 years. Volunteer Firefighter before that.
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We have done a few voluntary projects from time to time. Humane Society etc.
on my own time I help a local railroad preservation group, we have been restoring a local railroad display. It was terribly run down and we have managed to save it from being scrapped. Usually spend summer Saturday mornings on that project, as much as I enjoy the work it is also a great group of guys to work with.
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We have a local church group of retired guys that do a bunch of little jobs for people in need in the community. They also build 1 home a year for a family in need. They are kinda a Habitat type group. I like to help them when I can. We also donate usuable building materials we take out of jobs to them.

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I help at a homeless shelter and give generously.

Trust me when I say, I would never get so involved in a charity unless I strongly believed in it.

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I think giving back is a unplanned heart felt gesture. Like helping someone you clearly see in need of your help. Old person struggling to cross the road. Someone's car broke down help them to the best of your ability. Sometimes this means stopping everything you are doing to help someone. Sometimes i give my card and walk away sometimes i say nothing and walk away.
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I always clean the snow off the walks of the house Iím working at and the houses either side. Kinda a thank you for putting up with the extra vehicles.

I also make sure to help anyone stuck in the snow. That karma helped me a few weeks ago when the 4x4 on my truck died on the biggest snowfall of the year.

My wife pays for field trips for some of the kids and always makes sure they are included in the special paid lunchís.


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I hire special needs people!!!

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Not a cool thing to say. Imo.


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Taking good care of my employees and giving back to the community on various occasions. Helping anyone whenever I can and best as I can, as a company and as an individual.
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Iím with Johnson, paying property taxes, we donít have a sales tax so property taxes are higher.

Itíd be way cooler if everyone paid their fair share.

I try to help people with car trouble when I see it.

A guy I used to work for would take his man lift and help set up Christmas lights in town, small town.


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Iím with Johnson, paying property taxes, we donít have a sales tax so property taxes are higher.

Itíd be way cooler if everyone paid their fair share.

I try to help people with car trouble when I see it.

A guy I used to work for would take his man lift and help set up Christmas lights in town, small town.


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If your dads a paraplegic whats your fair share?

If youre 75 and you worked for the city of detroit for 40 years and they gut your unfunded pension whats your fair share?

If you can put balls in a basket better than 99.9% of the population and therefore make 30 million dollars a year whats your fair share?

If you were born to an addict whats your fair share?

If you were born to a billionaire?

Fair gets kind of tricky.

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If your dads a paraplegic whats your fair share?

If youre 75 and you worked for the city of detroit for 40 years and they gut your unfunded pension whats your fair share?

If you can put balls in a basket better than 99.9% of the population and therefore make 30 million dollars a year whats your fair share?

If you were born to an addict whats your fair share?

If you were born to a billionaire?

Fair gets kind of tricky.

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Fair in all reality would everone pays an even share hoss. If your not as good a carpenter do you get paid top wages? Make a difference if your born without thumbs? Does to the guy writing the check. Lol

Fair doesnt enter into the picture

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