Our Daily Bleg: What’s a Concerned Citizen to Do?
We received this good and heartfelt bleg from Jim Farmer of Chattanooga, Tenn. Don’t let him down. And send your own blegs here.
Although my wife and I are very involved in our community, I am invigorated by the election results and want to step up some more.
My question is what can I do that will get the most bang for the buck for my community, my region, my country, my world? Should I work an extra hour a week and donate it [the extra income] to a charity or cause, or should I donate an hour of my time to a charity, cause, civic group, or whatever. Of course, [I’d like to know] which ones as well.
My wife and I are both Bigs in Big Brothers/Big Sisters and really feel that it has the most bang for the buck, but I’m curious about the economics of it. Just thought it would be an interesting topic and would bring out some good commentary from the peanut gallery.
Not long ago we ran a similar bleg, but Jim, while interested in a fairly specific topic, opens up the floor to a broader one as well: How is a “concerned citizen” supposed to act these days?