Friday, June 19, 2020

Working together through Sean Penn's non-profit CORE-Community Organized Relief Organization



I was listening to an interview on the Howard Stern Show, the other day with Actor Sean Penn.  Although I did not know that much about him personally, I learned a lot about his character and have to say I am quite impressed with the work he is doing.  He is not a self obsessed person and is truly using his gifts to make the world a better place.  

I have great respect for people who are working to make the world a better place and follow the concept of Tikkun Olam and are not in it for their own self glorification.  I am writing this post to share information about his important work during this pandemic.  He is extremely humble and I have not seen much information about his non-profit except for learning about it during the interview stream.   As he stated in another part of his interview one is truly blessed when he or she is free to be able to explore one's curiousities.  

Sean has intellectual curiousity and has always been on the fringe of learning about controversial characters through his film work.  He has now taken this to a new level which led him to create a non-profit organization called CORE-  Community Organized Relief Organization to build a network of Covid test sites throughout the country.  Part of his vision is to register volunteers who may have been exploring the world through service in organizations such as the Peace Corps but are currently home due to the pandemic.  The initial focus was in his home state of California but he is now expanding throughout the country and is building the testing infastructure one would expect from our Federal Government n response to the Covid pandemic.  He has taken his innate curiousities and paired them with his skills to make a difference in our country.  For more information about the click CORE.

Wendy is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Needham.  She too has an innate sense of curiousity which she enjoys exploring by meeting new people and learning about life through travel, reading and the arts.   Although limited in ability to meet in person due to the pandemic she is always available to network and meet on Zoom, the phone, email, facetime and any other mean to communicate.  She is always open to chatting over a virtual medium while sharing a cup of coffee. 



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