Residents of Rockford, Illinois still have hope. After being named the 9th most dangerous and 9th most miserable city in the ENTIRE country, residents here believe it is a fact that Rockford has a very unique story in front of us that needs to be voiced and ultimately heard. And thanks to a project started by Pablo Korona, Our City, Our Story is the project that will bring Rockford’s good side out in to the open.
Our City, Our Story has one mission: to share these stories with the community and remind them that just because we have been portrayed in the media as dangerous, miserable, and being a “wasteland” does not mean we have been forgotten. We are still here, and we are here to stay. We have been part of this country just as every other city in our nation has been. We’ve done our part and will continue to do so. It is absurd to believe that our communities are wastelands. Don’t let the national media talk about our city like we are destined to be forgotten. Help fund this project and make a difference. Let’s prove Forbes wrong!
These are the reasons why Pablo Korona started this project.
So far there has been 159 backers and still counting. With only three days left, there is still time for you to take part. This is an opportunity for you, as a Rockfordian, to improve your community. Why not take the chance? Click on the link to contribute to this Kickstarter Project.
I have grown up in Rockford my whole life. I grew up in neighborhoods that many were scared to even drive through. But this is not a bad place. People are hurting, yes, but that only means there is a chance to help pick people back up and put them on their feet again. Let us give them motivation to support where they live and how they live. Let us give them inspiration. Pablo Korona and his team should be an inspiration to us all.
The best thing I have done all week, and possibly all year, is become a backer of this project. Rockford has given us people who care about who we are and where we come from. Residents like Jimmy Goodman and Young Vince are the people that make our city great. What more could a city ask for?
See Pablo’s interview with WIFR in this video. This is Our City, and Our Stories. God bless.
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