Site Seeks to Shine Light on Unsung Heroes
Extra! Extra! The Huffington Post is looking for "Unsung Heroes of New York."
A recent post by Matthew Palevsky on The Huffington Post Web site last week announced that the media source is seeking stories of New Yorkers engaged in service, heroics and acts of kindness "as a counterpoint to the (justifiably) gloomy tone of much reporting about the economic crisis."
"New York is filled with an untold number of unsung heroes who volunteer their days to help those in need, and in these difficult times their deeds can be especially impactful," Palevsky writes. "One person who volunteers can keep a family in their home, ensure that someone who would otherwise go hungry receive a meal, or help a teenager realize his dream of attending college."
He shared examples ranging from one New Yorker's campaign to spread sunflowers throughout the neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, to another who offers free dry cleaning to the unemployed preparing for a job interview.
Huffington Post New York is looking to highlight altruistic deeds like these, and is asking the public to submit their inspiring stories of good deeds and volunteerism. Submissions can be about an experience you've had or "the story of someone you know whose service changed the life of an individual or transformed a community."
The most original and inspiring stories will be featured on Huffington Post New York in the coming weeks.