Hey Ogres!! Long time no see! I'm back from a short hiatus with some interesting ideas about taking back the title of gamer, and making it a good thing. We all know that groups of all kinds band together in the name of gaming, and accomplish amazing things, but too many of those accomplishments are in the roleplaying arena. We stand at a period in history in which we all have the potential to help out our fellow humans, across the globe, but we are often at a loss for how to do it. Sending money is helpful, but not very gratifying for most, and some of us only have the luxury of time and effort, not cash. Sometimes, it's just a matter of not knowing HOW to help out.
Well, a group of gamers out of Iowa created Gamers for Humanity, a non-profit organization that brings gamers together with projects that help out communities across the United States. For several years running, they have taken trips to New Orleans to help with the ongoing clean-up and rebuild from Katrina, and they work with Habitat For Humanity, an international organization dedicated to housing the displaced by building homes, with community involvement. Gamers for Humanity is currently doing a new membership drive, offering several prizes each week to new members. If that isn't incentive ehough, i don't know what is.
Go check out their website, www.gamersforhumanity.org (a new website, bear with them as they work out the bugs,) ask them questions, and get involved out in the light of the sun! Wear sunscreen... and a clean shirt. I'm kidding, but really not.
If you happen to know of other groups like them, who take a community like gamers and add purpose and charity, let me know.
Until next time, give a little.
Racconcityangel 16:39, August 20, 2010 (UTC)