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Published on Aug 11, 2015
At State Farm, we’ve partnered with The Huffington Post to recognize good neighbors that are helping their communities acts of kindness can big and small.
Watch this video and learn how one San Francisco blogger named Zack Crockett brought about positive changes in his community with a simple act of kindness.
Zack, who has been living in the Mission for over a year noticed one day that there was a huge cloud of smoke on his bike ride home. As he witnessed the fire burning the building, all he could think about is how each window, each room represented someone’s life.
At the time, he had no idea who the residents of the building were, but came to learn that most in the community were low-income Latino residents. The building was not only a place of living, but a community and a special place for the residents.
Knowing that most of the residents in the building would be displaced, Zack decided to start a fundraiser to raise $2,000 and help the community, but exceed the goal in one day. And instead of just donating the money to the community, he worked with the Mission Economic Development Agency to raise over $180K to help the Latino community stay in the Mission.
Zack’s simple act of kindness not only provided basic needs for the families, but also sparked an interest in others to donate to the community & help preserve the culture of the neighborhood.