Prudencio Lorenzo Benitez
PLACERVILLE, CALIF - In January of 1848, the building blocks were laid out for a community now known as Hangtown. Old Dry Diggins miners had to cart dirt down to the running water nearby to search for gold. In those days, residents had a vote and promptly dealt with criminals, who had only selfish interests and did not care what was best for the community.
Now, Hangtown's folklore is being misrepresented nationwide by a false narrative.
History has provided us with plenty of examples of what happens when we work together as one. We are all unique individuals with diverse talents. Let's see what happens when we bring all those talents together. Across the globe, change is being implemented by destroying property and human lives. If Hangtown doesn't like what we see happening around us, our only option is to create a better living environment to benefit the community.
With the rise of social justice movements worldwide, it's time for Hangtown to get organized to benefit the people in our community as a whole. I have been working on some shirt designs for a couple of months now as a way to help raise money to benefit our community.
The first $1050 received from shirt donations will be donated to specific projects.
$350 will go to Mo Delapp, who regularly contributes her time without fanfare to help our unhoused residents.
$350 will go to Keri Bransom to use toward purchasing a used truck to transport donations.
$350 will go to Tiffany Moore to help out with the wagon train event.
When we help other humans, it should be voluntary, not by force or societal pressures. What would happen if the residents of El Dorado County put their strengths together to work as one? What steps can we take to help fix issues that impact our community?