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#Community instead of Competition #WATWB


Welcome to the “We are the World Blogfest” (#WATWB ). The #WATWB was inspired by a simple conversation about how all the negativity on social media was weighing on us. Wanting to make a difference we decided to try to do our part to infuse social media with all the good stories that are out there. We hope to share the stories that show kindness, compassion, hope, overcoming challenges and in general, the impressive resilience of the human spirit. For every dark, negative story out there, there is a positive, heartwarming story that will add some light and lift the human spirit. The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by five co-hosts, this month’s co-hosts are Damyanti Biswas, Lizbeth Hartz, Shilpa Garg, Mary J. Giese, and Sylvia Stein,

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“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” ~ Coretta Scott King

When one of the owners of The Local Coffee Company, Dave McAdams went into hospice care following a terminal cancer diagnosis a competitor in his Oak Grove community stepped up.    The future of The Local Coffee Company and his wife Tina’s livelihood seemed up in the air after hearing the tragic news.  McAdams, a well-loved and respected member in his community owns a non-profit, worked with youths,  was a baseball coach, and even a member of the Portland Ghostbusters group. The heartbreaking diagnosis prompted support from his community, including the owner, Pixie Adams of a nearby competitor, Moonlight Coffee House.  Adams closed down her own shop on the one year anniversary of The Local Coffee Company in order to run her competitor’s business for free.  But Adams didn’t stop there, being a breast cancer survivor herself  she used Facebook to create an event which turned it into a fund-raiser. In five hours, the business earned $3,300, all of which will go toward McAdams’ medical expenses and supporting the Local Coffee Company.

“It’s always going to be about friendship over business, community over competition,” Pixie Adams via Washington Post. 

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”~ Herman Melville

14 thoughts on “#Community instead of Competition #WATWB”

  1. Sad that Dave MacAdams is terminally ill, but I love what Pixie Adams did! 💗 Putting personal considerations ahead of business is practically unheard of. Let’s hope more people are inspired by this to think beyond themselves. Thanks for sharing this fabulous story, Belinda! 👌

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  2. Pixie is another word for magic … she is surely that. Thanks for sharing this story Belinda. Coretta Scott King’s quote says it all. All best wishes to Dave McAdams, he must surely be heartened by the response of his community

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    1. Wholeheartedly agree! Pixie’s selfless act is so incredibly special. Dave gave a lot to his community and it was nice to see them come through in his time of need. Thanks so much for stopping by and for being a part of #WATWB. Have a fantastic weekend!😊

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  3. Hi Belinda – what a great story and so nice to see the video clip … bringing the people and the area to life. Good luck to the Adams family and all the very best for the community – while Pixie is a star lady to have around … community and local families are so important to the continuance of us all … cheers Hilary

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  4. It’s wonderful when communities reach out to help one another in times of need. The McAdams and Adams family are positive examples of what can be accomplished in that regard. Thanks for sharing this story and for all you do especially with #WATWB.

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    1. Agree, it’s heart warming to see people come together to help others through their dark moments. When all we hear a lot of the time is about the horrible moments of humanity, these stories shine a little light on the beautiful moments too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for being a part of #WATWB. Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!😊

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    1. I agree! She’s a survivor herself and appreciated the community support she had received and wanted to pay it forward…such an inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by and for being a part of#WATWB! Hope you have an awesome week!😊


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