48 by 48

        <p>One of my good friends <a href="http://www.drewbe.com/">Drew Johnson</a> just started something he&#8217;s calling <a href="http://48by48.com/">48 by 48</a>.  He&#8217;s going to be traveling to each of the 48 continental states&#8212;one a week&#8212;and will be volunteering in every state along the way. As he does, he&#8217;s going to be videoing, blogging and twittering the whole journey.</p>

        <!--more--><p>He&#8217;s currently looking for three important things:</p>

1. Needs: Drew needs places in every state to volunteer, everything from homeless shelters to building houses to non-profits that need websites. He’ll consider any needs that are presented so long as they are genuinely geared towards helping those in need.

2. Resources: Drew needs places to stay, money for gas and food. He’s even going to try to raise awareness for one particular project a week from the place where he’s serving and raise money for that particular project.

3. Promotion: Drew needs people to talk about the project. He’s still working on getting out more information like an introductory video, but he’s got a lot of places where you can go to keep up with the project: Facebook fan page, Twitter account and blog.

The most important thing is that this is about more than just Drew traveling the country: he’s trying to promote the STO (service-to-others) lifestyle and encouraging others to get on board and participate.

Even if you can’t contribute directly to him, maybe you could help Drew by spreading the word?

(Working on an interview with him, hopefully to be posted soon!)