Maisie DeVore, a senior citizen of Eskridge, Kansas, spent 30 years single-handedly raising enough money to build a community swimming pool. Each week, she would drive the back roads and gather aluminum cans and deliver them to a recycling facility. Can by can, year after year, she raised the necessary $100,000. Says Maisie, "If you get involved, you can do more than you thought you could."

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  • Lisa Anne Kreger

    God Bless you Maisie!!!

  • sh

    What an inspiration to us all!

  • t.k.balasubramanian

    after reading the story, i f irmly believe in her message: if you get involved, you can do more than you thought you could do.

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  • Maisie's project used good to do good. Brainstorm ways to create a similar intersection in your own community.
  • Maisie's efforts earned her a Jefferson Award for Public Service. Nominate an "unsung hero" of your own!

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