A college friend of mine, Mark Rembert, started the admirable and ambitious nonprofit ENERGIZE Clinton County (ECC). Its goal is to help revitalize Mark’s economically devastated hometown of Wilmington, OH. It’s one of Mark’s most admirable projects to date (after introducing the game of cornhole to Haverford College, and hosting a roadtrip to see Tom Waits play in Columbus several years ago).
Here’s his organization’s website: http://energizecc.com/
Here is Mark getting introduced yesterday by Megan Fox at VH1’s Do Something Awards show, where he was a finalist: http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/539231/2010-do-something-awards-megan-fox-introduces-finalist-mark-rembert.jhtml#id=1643938