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The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others.
#servicebeyondself #weinspire #armyofgood #eac

Congratulations to Darlington Learning Specialist Justin Bruce for winning the Judges' Choice Award at the 2017 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge to benefit the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ† #servicebeyondself Photo by @romenews

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others," you have served your country well.
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"Show me the men you honor and I will know what kind of man you are" Thomas J Carlisle #MyPresident #ServiceBeyondSelf

Photo of the day. This young boy was all smiles after getting a sandal . This is how we give smiles. #servicebeyondself

Congratulations to Darlington Alumni Council member Chris Jackson ('02) and current parent Tahnya Jones for winning the People's Choice Award at the 2017 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge to benefit the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ† #servicebeyondself

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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead #ServiceSaturday #ServiceBeyondSelf

Want to be moved? Check out @alzharawalking's true account of the clean water crisis happening right now on the other side of the world.

DESPERATION: One sultry April afternoon -- temperatures soared over 116 degrees Fahrenheit -- I walked across a dried marsh bed to visit a nearby camp.ย  Hearing noises coming from within a gaping hole in the ground, I peeked.ย  To my great consternation, there, at the bottom of the deep hole, this man was desperately digging to reach water.
During the short rainy season in the Azawak, dry marsh beds fill with water. After a few months, the marshes evaporate.ย  At this point, men and boys spend hours a day digging holes in the dried marshes, essentially chasing the water deeper and deeper as each day goes by.ย  A few liters of water are drawn from the holes throughout the day.ย  During a single day, water seekers will move from one hole to the next waiting for the water to pool back in the bottom of the hand dug wells. The quality of water lifted out is poor, often turbid and polluted.ย  The marsh wells typically provide water for one or two months.ย  Once the marsh holes run dry, entire families travel from one very deep well (often over 200 meters deep) to the next, hoping to obtain just a few liters to keep their children alive. ๐Ÿ’งThis is why we exist. Clean water is life. And we won't stop working until stories like these are a part of ancient history. ๐Ÿ’ง#untappedshores

#Repost @alzharawalking ๐Ÿ’™
JUST ONE MORE DAY:
This woman had been waiting for hours for her turn at a well over 120 meters deep.ย  Both of her children, exhausted by the wait and heat, took a nap: the baby on her back, and the elder of the two on her donkey cart.ย  She had traveled close to 20 miles earlier that morning, sent by many of her family members, to carry out the water chore.ย  This interminable waiting was not unusual. In fact, she had expected it.ย  All she hoped was that the well would not run dry before her turn came.ย  She did not wish to camp overnight at the well.ย  Sometimes that happened, when the deep well was overexploited and it took many hours for water to seep back through the earth.ย  Sometimes the well owners had to drop a boy or man deep in the well to dig deeper, which could speed up the process.ย  This was always a dangerous and scary process; the men or boys could lose their lives if the well caved in on them.
The womanโ€™s jerry cans were completely empty.ย  She hadnโ€™t brought enough food, and the three water searchers were getting hungry and thirsty in the scorching heat.ย  It was well over 40 degrees celsius and climbing.ย  She was also concerned about her family members that remained at home. What would they cook with or drink if she did not return quickly?ย  She sighed, this was just another exhausting day, not unlike many she had spent before, and not unlike many she would have in the future.ย  A day of hoping that she and her kids would make it to the next.

Congratulations to Darlington parent Paige Swiger and math teacher Chase Tolbert for being named People's Choice Runner Up at the 2017 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge to benefit the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ† #servicebeyondself

Congratulations to Darlington Alumni Council member Chris Jackson ('02) and current parent Tahnya Jones for winning the People's Choice Award at the 2017 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge to benefit the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ† #servicebeyondself

Congratulations to Darlington Learning Specialist Justin Bruce for winning the Judges' Choice Award at the 2017 Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge to benefit the Sexual Assault Center of NWGA! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ† #servicebeyondself Photo by @romenews

So excited for a new year! #susd30welcomeback #servicebeyondself

Photo of the day. This young boy was all smiles after getting a sandal . This is how we give smiles. #servicebeyondself

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