There are many people in the world who live for themselves. A very few of them live a life for others. Selflessness is always rewarded one way or the other. If we want this world to become a better place for everyone, we can contribute by giving just one dollar at the start.
This one dollar combined with dollars donated by others can change the lives of many people. Michael Lacy and Jim Larkin are those individuals who have determined to live a purposeful life by helping the people in need. They work hard to make their society a better and groomed place.
Their act of kindness towards the people of Mexico in 2013 can never be forgotten. They encountered an unpleasant ordeal in 2007. They are journalists who have always risen their voice against the atrocities of the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
He was famous for his injustice and cruelty on the Mexican people. Larkin and Lacy decided to uncover his misdeeds. However, Joe wasn’t willing to accept his wrongdoings that is why he caught Lacy and Larkin and arrested them for no reason.
He ordered his commandos to make an impromptu arrest of both of them so that they stop highlighting his atrocities. Well, the public got really angry on the arrest of Lacy and Larkin. They immediately demanded the release of the journalists.
After their release, Lacey and Larkin both decided to work aggressively and highlight the misdeeds of all the county sheriffs. They took the matter to court. The continuous struggle for six years resulted in winning the court battle against Joe Arpaio and his mates.
They both received a hefty award of 3.75 million dollars for their brave work. This incident changed their lives and that is when they thought of making a foundation named as Lacy and Larkin Frontera Fund. It has been supporting watchdog organizations from the State of Arizona.
It also financially supported an organization named Center for Neighborhood. The Center for Neighborhood is an organization that helps to nurture youth to lead their lives in a purposeful way and to make a mark not only in their lives but also in the society. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Larcey | Crunchbase
This foundation helped young people from Phoneix and Arizona to help their families and communities gain recognition by emphasizing their problems on a regional scale and attain developmental support. The group has also created foster unity among the communities of Phoenix.
They can work together on developmental projects like planting vegetable gardens, construction work, planting orchids and many more. The Center for Neighborhood has also offered scholarships to the deserving students.
Larkin and Lacey help enroll the learners to top universities and colleges of the country so that they can secure their future and help their families by getting higher education and well paid jobs.
This has helped in providing quality education to everyone in the state. This foundation has also helped in bringing well deserved leaders and people to improve the management structure. It is now emerging as a powerhouse in terms of social, political and economic reforms.