#DirtyBootsChallenge

volunteeringThe #DirtyBootsChallenge was created in Hiroshima 9/2014- inspired by the thousands of people in the city who have been volunteering at the landslide disaster of 8/20/2014 that took 72 lives and destroyed the homes of more than 800 people. I think we can find hope and inspiration even in times of great sadness and loss, it helps us move forward and become a stronger community. I hope this fun challenge can be a positive way of extending the powerful spirit of teamwork we have seen here in Hiroshima to help and inspire people all over the world.

In hopes of extending this passion for helping a community, the #DirtyBootsChallenge was born. Please upload your photos and/or video clips from a volunteer project in your community (no matter where in the world you are) and join in the fun!

How to join the #DirtyBootsChallenge and #DirtyBootsDanceChallenge movement:

1. Volunteer to help your community : “Get Active” 

No matter where you live, isn’t there some way to help those around you- what’s missing? What’s broken? What’s dirty? What’s needed?

It could be as simple as planting flowers at your local park or street corner, doing chores for an elderly neighbor, sweeping up your local playground, handing out drinks at a local sporting event, anything goes. Feel free to use this “DirtyBootsChallenge original track “Mud” donated to this campaign by long-term Hiroshima resident & musical genius DJ Windcheater. 

2. Share it 

Tell us and your family/friends about it on facebook, twitter, instagram and other social media. Use the tag #DirtyBootsChallenge and if you like- add a little dance & add the tag #DirtyBootsDanceChallenge .

If you’re in Hiroshima, please add the tag #gethiroshima or send us the link to info@gethiroshima.com and we will promote our favorites on our twitter feed and Facebook page.

3. Challenge (ask) others to join the movement

Ask your friends and family around the world to do the #DirtyBootsChallenge or #DirtyBootsDanceChallenge too!

Why create the #DirtyBootsChallenge ??

The #DirtyBootsChallenge was created in Hiroshima 9/2014- inspired by the thousands of people in the city who have been volunteering at the landslide disaster of 8/20 that took 72 lives and destroyed the homes of more than 800 people. I think we can find hope and inspiration even in times of great sadness and loss, it helps us move forward and become a stronger community. I hope this fun challenge can be a positive way of extending the powerful spirit of teamwork we have seen here in Hiroshima to help and inspire people all over the world.

-Here are some more #DirtyBootsChallenge videos (in order from most recently uploaded):

#DirtyBootsChallenge: Tohoku 1 : “In the spirit of encouraging positive community action. Do what you can, when you can. It will always be enough.”

#DirtyBootsChallenge : A-bomb dome to Miyajima Cycle with the BEE group+ volunteer beach clean-up on Miyajima island (2009)

#DirtyBootsChallenge : BEE (Bicycle for Everyone’s Earth) group + GetHiroshima volunteers cycle and beach clean-up on Miyajima (2008)

 

jjwalsh

Been enjoying living, working in and writing about Hiroshima since '98- co-founder, editor, photographer and writer for GetHiroshima.com / GetHiroshima map + GetHiroshima magazine

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