These two young men spent the better part of the summer of 2010 crisscrossing the Commonwealth of Virginia meeting all sorts of people and capturing their personal stories of hardship and struggle to make a life that is both meaningful and hopeful.
Many of the areas Ben and Joey traveled to are places that economic despair hit years ago or places that people live everyday just trying to scratch out where their next meal is coming from.
It's the story of a man who lays his head nightly surrounded by cardboard in a gazebo and it's the story of a kind-hearted woman with countless problems of her own only wishing to bring simple joy daily to others.
unknown. Thanks Ben and Joey and good luck Sunday! It's my hope that Sunday is just the beginning for your efforts at conducting this type of mission work and that the stories you're sharing with others will make us think and more importantly act.
The Blank Street Project:
UPDATE!!! (March 5, 2011): Check out this news piece that ran last night on local TV news:
UPDATE #2- Congrats to Ben and Joey...the premier was a smashing success! Well over 300 attended the free screening today, Sunday, March 6, 2011.