Local editor Robert Edward Healy III (Baldwin-Whitehall Patch) spent his Give 5 day with the brave men and women of Baldwin Independent Fire Company No. 1. To read about his eye-opening adventure (and to see even more pics of Mr. Healy decked out in full firefighting garb!) check out the full story.
Robert Edward Healy in full firefighter gear
Los Gatos Local Editor Sheila Sanchez dutifully assisted residents of Santa Clara County (CA) by picking up trash and beautifying the streets and waters of the community. Coordinated by the Creek Connections Action Group, Sheila worked to clean up Campbell, Los Gatos Creek, Creekside Way upstream to PG&E station and 300' downstream. Way to go, Sheila!
Cathy Deering helps install a new floor
A huge thanks to all of our Patchers who participated in the latest Give 5 day - you've done us proud! Whether issuing a public call to action for donations to our troops, or reporting on communities coming together to help build a home for a grateful family, you're making a difference in immeasurable ways. And our hope is that these stories can drive awareness to each organization, and might even inspire some new volunteers. Here's to a ripple effect of goodwill!