Welcome to the halfway point of 2020—a year of events no one saw coming. Phrases like stay at home, social distancing and abundance of caution are now part of the vernacular.
Amidst the new normal have come stories of difference-makers. When we adopted the theme of Heroes Among Us for our magazine coverage in 2020, we had no idea how right for the times this kind of storytelling would be.
On the pages ahead, we share the responses from everyday people to the needs of rural foster families when the coronavirus hit. At a time of so much turmoil, it is a reminder of what happens when individuals step up to make a difference. Could this be the real story of 2020?
This month’s centerpiece feature takes a journey back to a time when rural communities did not enjoy electricity as part of daily living. We talk to three witnesses who describe in vivid detail what life was like before and after the lights came on.
The chronicling is a reminder of the importance of capturing memories before it is too late. Along with the article you will find guidance on how to the preserve the memories of your own loved ones.=
As we roll into the second half of the year, keep telling us about your heroes. Together, we can write a different story about 2020.