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Members Light Up their Neighborhood for Charity

December 19, 2014

The power of Nextdoor! An Atlanta group organized a fundraising event through the site to help a local clinic.

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2014-12-15-17-45-31-2Neighbors Magen Gamble and Lori Harris, who helped organize the event. Photo courtesy of the Newnan Times-Herald.

Thanks to two good samaritans and one post on a Nextdoor website, an Atlanta-area charity will have quite the Christmas.

Magen Gamble and Lori Harris are two residents and members of Nextdoor Featherston Heights who are determined to raise money for charity this holiday season. Magen and Lori posted on Nextdoor, asking for their neighbors to purchase small luminaries, with proceeds going to the Coweta Samaritan Clinic, a local clinic that provides free primary medical care to uninsured local residents.

More than 100 neighbors responded and are planning to participate in the neighborhood’s first annual luminaria fundraiser. In total, over 3,000 luminarias will be lit throughout the Featherston Heights neighborhood, using more than 1,200 pounds of sands and thousands of candles.

“It all came together so quickly, it’s been amazing to watch,”…

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This is that online group you talked about right? I love this idea of crowdsourcing for this clinic. SUCH a great idea. I know someone who should go there in that area too.

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

December 22, 2014

Yes Stevie, and there is probably one already in your new neighborhood. Just go to Nextdoor.com and enter your address. It is very helpful and still in its’ infancy as an app.

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Pamela Morse

December 22, 2014

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