Friday, May 11, 2007

Peace ripples: Pizza Party

This story is a few days old, but I've just been GROOVING on it.

For those who don't want to click, here's the synopsis.
-Philip Workman, while homeless and on drugs in the 80s, held up a Wendys. In the ensuing struggle, a police officer was killed. Workman was sentenced to death.
-His final wish was that the prison give a free veggie pizza to homeless in the area.
-Prison says 'Sorry, we don't do charity.'
-Lots and lots of people hear the news and start donating pizzas to the homeless.

So much to say--I'll let this guy do my talking:

Cliff Tredway, the director of public relations for the Rescue Mission, said it's more than pizzas that helped that shelter.

"It's the story of a guy whose execution translated into a generous act," he said. "It's people donating to other people they don't know.

"It's about a group of people who society often writes off getting a pizza party today."

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