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Weekly Tip

12-8-09

Neighbor Gillian Daugherty’s friend had this advice

“I was in Lowes the other day and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments. They were all made in China. The next day I was in Ace Hardware and I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA.
Start looking. In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else – even their jobs.
This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60W light bulbs. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, “Everyday Value..” I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats – they were the same except for the price. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in – get ready for this – Cleveland, Ohio.
My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA – the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time!”

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