Engaging People Series: Stories about Civic Engagement and Democracy

Engaging People Series | Circus Maximus flew from Seattle with his partner Karissa to help out in NJ after Hurricane Sandy. Using skills that he already had as a caterer, he decided to create The U-HUNGRY Cafe to mobilize and distribute food to shore towns without electricity and whose cars had been totaled by the storm. Along the way he found a crew of like-minded volunteers who got a quick lesson on how to do catering from the back of a U-Haul truck. They listened to people's stories and helped bring some levity and humor to the situation. Circus started a pay-it-forward solidarity approach and eventually handed-off the reins and returned home to Seattle. The U-HUNGRY too Cafe volunteers continue providing aid, now in Oklahoma. They share common values and beliefs, "We are one human community and family with a responsibility to care of for each other."

Please consider donating: We exist to provide mutual aid to the hurricane sandy recovery effort in the form of hot food and smiles. “5 fools have never had so much fun slingin’ food out the back of a uhaul” – our motto. (wepay.com/donations/uhungrytoo) Check them out on twitter (twitter.com/UHungryToo) or their Facebook page (facebook.com/UHungryToo) to see where they'll be next...

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Engaging People Series: Stories about Civic Engagement and Democracy

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Engaging People is a web series of short documentaries about people who are engaged and actively making change in their communities. They serve as role-models of service, volunteerism and political action every day and also in crisis situations, illustrating what it means to be an active participant in American democracy. Although we continue to experience gridlock in our political system the "Engaging People Series" provides


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Engaging People is a web series of short documentaries about people who are engaged and actively making change in their communities. They serve as role-models of service, volunteerism and political action every day and also in crisis situations, illustrating what it means to be an active participant in American democracy. Although we continue to experience gridlock in our political system the "Engaging People Series" provides hopeful examples of how empowered citizens improve communities and society in a wide array of positive ways.

 

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