Photo by Becca Gibson, JV ITRT
We really enjoyed the Jackson-Via Computer Club this year! All of the members have been working very hard to learn the basics of posting to blogs. The tasks included writing a post and scanning an image into Adobe Fireworks. We just wish that we had more time to get it all perfect!
Club members are bringing in some books from home to donate to needy children in our area, and we will keep thinking of ways that we can help those in need.
ABC News has done a series of reports on the problems in Appalachia, and here is what they say:
Central Appalachia has up to three times the national poverty rate, an epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the shortest life span in the nation, toothlessness, cancer and chronic depression. But everywhere in these hills, there are also young fighters filled with courage and hope.
Here are some videos to watch:
Our thanks to Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris for showing us his own blog, Ms. Nancy Lambert for her presentation on helping the poor in Kentucky, and Ms. Becca Gibson for helping with the technology tools.
We hope that all of you who read this will be inspired to reach out and help some of the less fortunate around us!
It is important to help. Some people are way too needy. People sometimes don’t have clothes. They are both hungry and thirsty. That person needs help!
Have a little extra? Consider giving to people who are less fortunate. A lot of people are poor and need help. Some people are homeless, but others don’t care. Everybody can give something to help a person in need. Lots of people are selfish; they won’t give anything to the poor. People in Franklin County, Virginia, go every Christmas to help people in Owsley County, Kentucky.
People all over the world are very poor and do not have homes. Some people in Kentucky are starving right now. People are hungry all over the world. A lot of people are poor. Some people are needy. Some people need a lot of help.
– Blogger jvcc11
What would it feel like to be hungry all the time? It is good to help people who are needy. Owsley County in Kentucky is one of the poorest counties in the United States. Some people are more needy than others. Some people who are greedy don’t give to the poor. People in Franklin County Virginia can be helpful and so can people here in Charlottesville.