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Interested in change? 3 tips to channel passion into volunteering


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Lately, we have all witnessed suffering and observed events that perhaps enraged our senses and shook our spirits to the core. If the craziness of the world lights a fire under you to make a change, one productive way to channel your energy is by volunteering. 

‘Take whatever you want. I just want to live.'


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I’ve been doing something that makes reporters antsy: I’ve been sitting on a story.

A few weeks ago, I interviewed the Homewood man who was attacked and carjacked outside his house on Oct. 16. He graciously welcomed me into his home for an interview just a week later. Sitting on the couch with his dog, he described in detail what happened to him.

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