Both organizations require money to make needed upgrades and improvements. And both are leading by example, raising money to meet those needs -- not by just holding out their hands, but by working hard to earn those funds.
In just one week, the Dorchester baseball players sold raffle tickets to raise more than $650 for new equipment. In a single afternoon, the church raised thousands of dollars with its annual auction, conducted by Novak Auction Service.
It's not the amount of money raised that impresses us most. Instead, it's the initiative demonstrated by the church's congregation and the ball players to improve their lot.
As with any effort, some did more than their fair share of the heavy lifting. But the main point is that a rising tide lifts all boats. In short, everyone affiliated with these organizations will benefit.
Way to go, Dorchester. Give yourself a pat on the back.