Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

June 2, 2014

Asking for help

--- — One never knows what may be accomplished simply by asking for help.

A few months ago, Etta Stewart of Valdosta asked area folks for help through The Valdosta Daily Times.

Stewart created a program called 10,000 Toothbrushes. The idea being that she wished to collect 10,000 toothbrushes to send on mission trips to Guatemala, Albania and Peru.

To accomplish this goal, she asked for help through The Valdosta Daily Times. She asked that anyone wishing to donate toothbrushes contact her.

People and organizations responded.

She asked for 10,000 toothbrushes. She received more than 23,000 toothbrushes for the project.

Etta Stewart had an idea to meet a need, to help others. She asked folks to help her help others, and they did.

By simply asking for help, Stewart will provide toothbrushes to thousands of  people who may otherwise never have a toothbrush. By asking for help, she will change the lives of those receiving the toothbrushes and she has changed the lives of those who donated the toothbrushes by giving people the opportunity to help others.

It is amazing what can be accomplished by observing what others need then asking for help in meeting those needs.

The world can be changed, or at least a small part of it, by simply asking for help.

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