When Bob Page, whose company is the world's largest china and crystal dealer, met with Mary Ellen Poe of Church World Service, he had already been thinking about ways to help.
Shipman, president and CEO of Shipman Family Care Home Care Services, helped organize the first annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast and parade. During election years she helped promote the Underground Railroad, a transportation service to the polls.
After the multicultural North Carolina Folk Festival went virtual in 2020, it returned to Greensboro this weekend with about three dozen acts from genres as diverse as hip-hop, jazz, Western swing and Southern rock. It continues through 6 p.m. Sunday.
David Griffin Jr. had been spellbound by what he saw on TV that terrible day — and how ordinary Americans took action. “Maybe I can help,” he told his wife.
The book was commissioned in the memory of Idan Greenstein, a Binghamton University junior from Greensboro who died after a motorcycle accident.
The work has begun for settlement agencies in Greensboro to absorb Afghan refugees after being told that possibly hundreds of the tens of thousands given special immigration visas will be sent here after processing.
"This goal gives our community something to rally behind — it belongs to all of us," said Khari Garvin, the United Way's new president and CEO.
Before being picked to lead the United Way of Greater Greensboro earlier this year, Khari Garvin had worked with some of the most established organizations working on solutions to children and families living in poverty, including Save the Children, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and Head Start.
Marie Burris Wood, who was surprised in 2017 with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, "didn’t want anyone else to be caught by surprise," friends say. Wood died Monday at age 56.