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NPR Story about modestneeds.org(2 posts)

NPR Story about modestneeds.orgmbologna
Jun 26, 2002 1:27 PM
Anyone hear the story on NPR this morning about modestneeds.org? It sounded interesting, so I looked at the website, and it is pretty cool. Basically, this guy decided to start a website where he would accept requests from people in need of small, one-time financial 'boosts' to pay for emergency needs. He contributes $400 each month, and screens the requests to find those he thinks most need the help. Well, the story has been picked up by USA Today and the Today show, and now he's getting thousands of requests, plus some people are sending money to help him help others.

Anyway, if the concept of "Pay it Forward" struck you as something neat, this site might be of interest. Here's the link, if you want to check it out:

http://modestneeds.org
this is the kind of story thatweiwentg
Jun 27, 2002 2:37 AM
kind of renews your faith in humanity, even if temporarily.