If you have "no place to go," come here!


The city of Pahokee, Florida doesn't have much going for it. Poverty and the crime that goes with it dominate Pahokee's image. It's the same old tale of what we might have to start calling the American Nightmare, told on fertile soil that agribusiness calls home for growing sugarcane and tree crops. But nobody who's known areas of poverty and violence believes that they are all those places have to offer. There are always people pouring their hearts into making their homes a better place and building the community for the benefit of everyone. Politics, family, and community start at the breakfast table.

Martavious Odoms left Pahokee on a football scholarship to the University of Michigan, from where he graduated in 2012. He's not currently collecting a million dollar paycheck in the NFL. Instead, he's building a non-profit dedicated to helping his home town and focusing it on using the fertile soil of Pahokee to create community gardens.

Times are tight all around, but Hope for Pahokee is currently running a kickstarter campaign to fund building the community gardens. Help fund it if you can.

Their video is below the fold (and at kickstarter link).

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