I am sure Jahmal Cole who lives in Chicago did this work of asking for at least 10 volunteers to assist him to clear snow from neighborhoods that have senior citizens living inside of their homes this past week was not done to gain some free publicity or expectations of being rewarded for doing a good job for making a difference.
However thanks to the power of social media, Jahmal requested to have at least 10 volunteers to assist him to shovel snow from the sidewalks of at least 50 homes that are occupied with senior citizens on the weekend.
What Jahmal found out that his non profit group called “My Block My Hood My City” which a group for young men and women to assist the needy by working in jobs that will benefit his target audience to find a purpose in life was that over 100 citizens in the Chicago area answered his call to assist him in shoveling snow from sidewalks in about 50 houses that are occupied with senior citizens this past weekend.
Due to the power of Twitter, many citizens who do not live in the Chicago metropolitan area made financial donations to the “My Block My Hood My City” charity to thank Jahmal for his act of kindness toward senior citizens who could not shovel snow from their sidewalks.
My hat is off to Jahmal Cole for using his power as a citizen of Chicago to help the people in the city who need a role model or a purpose in life by joining a volunteer group to assist people in need.
The world would be a much better place if there were more people like Jahmal Cole and his “My Block My Hood My City” volunteer groups since the majority of millionaire sports stars only give lip service that they care for their communities.